Five Hundred Years of Life Behind Bars

    Edward Marston

    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.

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