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A History of London's Prisons

A History of London s Prisons London has had prisons than any other British city The City s gates once contained prisons but probably the most notorious of all was Newgate which stood for over years The eleventh century Tower

  • Title: A History of London's Prisons
  • Author: Geoffrey Howse
  • ISBN: 9781845631345
  • Page: 320
  • Format: Hardcover
  • London has had prisons than any other British city The City s gates once contained prisons but probably the most notorious of all was Newgate, which stood for over 700 years The eleventh century Tower of London was used as a prison for a variety of high profile prisoners from Sir Thomas More to the Krays Discover the background of a variety of historic places ofLondon has had prisons than any other British city The City s gates once contained prisons but probably the most notorious of all was Newgate, which stood for over 700 years The eleventh century Tower of London was used as a prison for a variety of high profile prisoners from Sir Thomas More to the Krays Discover the background of a variety of historic places of incarceration such as The Clink, the Kings Bench Prison and debtors prisons such as the Fleet Prison and the Marshalsea Lost prisons such as the Gatehouse in Westminster, Millbank Penitentiary, Surrey County Gaol in Horsemonger Row, The House of Detention, Coldbath Fields Prison and Tothill Fields Prison are also described in detail as are familiar gaols Holloway, Pentonville, Brixton, Wandsworth and Wormwood Scrubs In his A History of Londons Prisons Geoffrey Howse delves not only into the intricate web of historical facts detailing the origins of the capitals prisons but also includes fascinating detail concerning the day to day life of prisoners from the highly born to the most despicable human specimens imaginable as well as those less fortunate individuals who found themselves through no fault of their own in the clink , some soon becoming clients of the hangman or executioner.

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    1. Description: London has had more prisons than any other British city. The City's 'gates' once contained prisons but probably the most notorious of all was Newgate, which stood for over 700 years. The eleventh century Tower of London was used as a prison for a variety of high profile prisoners from Sir Thomas More to the Krays. Discover the background of a variety of historic places of incarceration such as The Clink, the King's Bench Prison; and debtors prisons such as the Fleet Prison and the M [...]

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