The Mysterious Death of Elizabeth Graham
In the summer of 1838 an elderly woman was found dying by a Newcastle policeman who immediately took her to St Nicholas' workhouse where she was refused admission. Later that evening she died in a police cell, the only refuge open to her. Her death caused a scandal. An enquiry was held which became a trial of the operation of the Poor Law Amendment Act itself. Students are introduced to a number of character portraits which they can interrogate to shed light on the incident.
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- Lesson Plan : The Mysterious Death of Elizabeth Graham
- Activity 1 Background Information
- Activity 2 Work Sheets
- Activity 3 Questions on the Mysterious Death of Elizabeth Graham