'An astonishing forthright biography from one of the last Thomas Coram foundlings. Gordon's life, a resounding success story, is a very good read indeed; the book is difficult to put down' - Loulou Brown, Editor
This best-selling book, explores the tokens in the Foundling Hospital collection. Tokens were left as identifiers - they were not gifts for the children, keepsakes or love tokens, as has often been stated. They were official 'documents' - easily recognisable items that could be used to prove the identity of an infant if the parent or parents found themselves in circumstances to take it back.
Set in eighteenth century England, the award winning Coram Boy charts the lives of several fortunate and unfortunate young people of the day, whose stories become linked to the Foundling Hospital.
Join Hetty in her adventures as she searches for a happy ending in Emerald Star, the third book in Dame Jacqueline Wilson's series.
Fate, Hope & Charity explores new stories behind the Foundling Hospital tokens and the mothers and children connected by these everyday items. Also featuring creative responses inspired by the unmatched tokens whose stories are still unknown.
George Frideric Handel was a defining figure of the late Baroque era, shaping its music for the theatre in much the same way J.S. Bach dominated the writing of music for use in church. Perhaps best known for bringing the oratorio form to an English-speaking audience with masterworks such as Messiah, Handel also had a distinguished career, as a composer of Italian operas, and furthermore found time to influence the development of orchestral music by writing such works as the Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks.
A comprehensive and entertaining portrait of the developing character and career of George Frideric Handel.
This catalogue was published by the Foundling Museum for the exhibition, also entitled, 'Handel the Philanthropist'. The catalogue was published in 2009 to mark the 250th anniversary of Handel's death. The book celebrates the life and charitable work of George Frederic Handel.
This publication was produced as a commemorative publication for the 250th anniversary of Handel's death by the Gerald Coke Handel Foundation. It also accompanied the exhibition Handel the Philanthropist.
When Dame Jacqueline Wilson sat in on the Foundling Museum’s Victorian Foundlings school session one chilly November morning in 2008, no-one could have guessed that the experience would inspire her first historical heroine, a red-haired Foundling girl called Hetty.