Knight Errant of the Distressed: Horace Walpole and Philanthropy in Eighteenth-Century London

Further Reading

Donna T. Andrew, Philanthropy and Police: London Charity in the Eighteenth Century (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1989).


Helen Berry, Orphans of Empire: The Fate of London’s Foundlings (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019).


Patricia Comitini, Vocational Philanthropy and British Women’s Writing, 1790–1810: Wollstonecraft, More, Edgeworth, Wordsworth (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005).


Hugh Cunningham, The Reputation of Philanthropy since 1750: Britain and Beyond (Manchester, Mich.: Manchester University Press, 2020).


___ and Joanna Innes, eds., Charity, Philanthropy, and Reform: From the 1690s to 1850 (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1998).


Gertrude Himmelfarb, The Idea of Poverty: England in the Early Industrial Age (London: Faber & Faber, 1984).


M.G. Jones, The Charity School Movement: A Study of Eighteenth-Century Puritanism in Action (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1938).


W.S. Lewis and Ralph M. Williams, Private Charity in England, 1747–1757 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1938).


Sarah Lloyd, Charity and Poverty in England, c. 1680–1820: Wild and Visionary Schemes (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009).


David Edward Owen, English Philanthropy, 1660–1960 (Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1964).


F.K. Prochaska, Royal Bounty: The Making of a Welfare Monarchy (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1995).


Betsy Rodgers, Cloak of Charity: Studies in Eighteenth-Century Philanthropy (London: Methuen, 1949).


Andrew Rudd, “ ‘Knights Errant of the Distressed’: Horace Walpole, Thomas Chatterton, and Eighteenth-Century Charitable Culture,” Eighteenth-Century Life 44.1 (January 2020) , 74-97.


Beth Fowkes Tobin, Superintending the Poor: Charitable Ladies and Paternal Landlords in British Fiction, 1770–1860 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1993).


Paul Vallely, Philanthropy: From Aristotle to Zuckerberg (London: Bloomsbury Continuum, 2020).