History of Newgate Prison (Paperback)
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History of Newgate Prison (Paperback)

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Paperback 127 Pages / Published: 20/02/2017
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As the place where prisoners, male and female, awaited trial, execution or transportation Newgate was Britain's most feared gaol for over 700 years. It probably best known today from the novels of Charles Dickens including Barnaby Rudge and Great Expectations. But there is much is more to Newgate than nineteenth century notoriety. In the seventeenth century it saw the exploits of legendary escaper and thief Jack Sheppard. Author Daniel Defoe who was imprisoned there for seditious libel, playwright Ben Jonson for murder, the Captain Kidd for piracy were among its most famous inmates. This book takes you from the gaol's 12th century beginnings to its final closure in 1904 and looks at daily life, developments in the treatment of prisoners from the use of torture to penal reform as well as major events in its history.

Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781473876408
Number of pages: 127
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm


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"Caroline Jowett describes one of the most famous and at the same time most infamous of Britain's jails, from the 1100s to 1904, when it was finally decommissioned. An amazing, entertaining and informative book!"--Books Monthly
"This is a highly readable and accessible account, not only of the iconic institution, but also of the history of crime and punishment. It is packed full of evocative detail and is essential reading for all those interested in crime history."-- (07/01/2017)
"Read it for: glimpses into Newgate life over the course of seven centuries"--Your Family History (05/01/2017)

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