Peter Higginbotham

Peter Higginbotham is a freelance author and historian with a particular interest in institutions such as the workhouse, prisons and children’s homes. As well as his highly regarded websites workhouses.org.uk and childrenshomes.org.uk, he has written a number of books including: The Workhouse Encyclopedia, The Workhouse Cookbook, Voices from the Workhouse, and Children’s Homes. He has also appeared in a number of TV programmes such as Who Do You Think You Are?