Finding Your Roots

Nathan Lane’s Grandfather Died in a Workhouse

Clip: Season 8 Episode 8 | 51s | Video has closed captioning.

Nathan Lane gets the disturbing news that his great-great-grandfather died while living in a workhouse, an arcane system of labor in the UK that was basically a factory that exchanged dorms and food for hard labor. You literally lived at work.

Aired: 02/22/22

Rating: NR

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