Tag: Illegitimate children

Edwardian era Hettie's World History Lucretia's World Victorian era

Victorian and Edwardian Orphans: Nothing Like Their Fictional Counterparts

In the 19th and parts of the 20th centuries, orphans, abandoned children, runaways and children those whose parents were too poor to take care of them ended up in orphanages. Orphanages were funded by public charities. They provided orphans with a home, education, food and clothing. Many of these institutions, however, were overcrowded and underfunded, […]

Hettie's World History Women's history World War One

Illegitimate children: The Tiniest Casualties of World War One

When you hear the term “casualty of war,” what do you think of? Do you think of fallen or wounded soldiers? Refugees? Perhaps you might even take it a step further and think of the families affected by the loss of a loved one?  How about illegitimate children? Do they come to mind? In World […]

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