NAVSA Award for In Their Own Write

A quick shout out to Steven King, Peter Jones, Natalie Carter, Carol Beardmore and Paul Carter for winning the North American Victorian Studies Association’s (NAVSA) prize for best book in the field published in 2022.

In Their Own Write: Contesting the New Poor Law, 1834–1900, “rethink(s) the grim picture of the Victorian workhouse through the authentic words of the poor and their advocates” based largely on archival resources of TNA.

Read more about the book, published by the McGill-Queen’s University Press, at


2 Replies to “NAVSA Award for In Their Own Write”

  1. I have added it to my Kobo wishlist! Looks quite fascinating, and given how many times my ancestors turn up in Poor Law records, it’s essential reading for me…

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