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This programme looks at a series of almshouses, hospitals and churches built in 17th century France, England, Scotland and Ireland. It considers the role of patrons and communities in their buildin...g, and the ways in which they used them to express issues of power, status and control. the following buildings are discussed: The Church of St Thegonnec, Britanny; the Church of Guimilau, Britanny; the church of Burntisland, Scotland; the church and almshouses at Youghall, Ireland; almshouses at Corsham, Wiltshire; hopital St. Louis & hopital de al Salpetriere, Paris.
Metadata describing this Open University video programme
Module code and title: A220, "Princes and peoples: France and the British Isles, 1620-1714"
Item code: A220; 07
First transmission date: 1995
Published: 1995
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Duration: 00:24:10
Note: Loan copy available on compilation video A220/5,6,7,8
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Producer: Robert Philip
Contributor: Anne Laurence
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): 17th century France; Almshouses; Burnisland Church; Church of Guimiliau; Church of St. Thegonnec Brittany; Great Britain; Hospitals; Patrons; Status; Youghall
Subject terms: Almshouses; Asylums; Benefactors; Charities; Hospital benefactors; Hospitals; Poor--Services for; Public welfare
Master spool number: DOU7736
Production number: FOUA433T
Videofinder number: 4913
Available to public: no