Five Hundred Years of Life Behind Bars
National Archives 2009
Hardback 240pp Illustrated
9781905615339   Product Code: 20604
Drawing extensively on the rich resources of the National Archives, this history of British prisons tells the stories of famous, infamous and unknown inmates, from Tudor political prisoners detained in the Tower of London to the last executions in the 1960s. It also highlights the work of prison staff and individual reformers such as Elizabeth Fry, who helped to bring about radical changes in the appalling conditions of Newgate and encouraged the rehabilitation of offenders.