Baby-farming in Ol' England. I sent this article to Michele P. Barker. It might inspire her to another novel.
Being unwed and pregnant can be a problem even today, but for the underclass in Merry Ol' England it ensured that these mothers and children (though surprisingly, for a period, the fathers were absolved) would serve years in a living hell. This historical article is the stuff Michele P. Barker (author in Red Room) might get her historical-novel-writing teeth into and "best sell" her sisterhood into tears of outrage.