The History of Newgate Prison

The History of Newgate Prison

Paperback128pp Illustrated232x154mm

9781473876408     Product Code: 509505

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From the 12th century onwards, Newgate Prison played a key role in the development of the British penal system, housing well-known prisoners from Captain Kidd to Ben Jonson and Daniel Defoe, as well as murderers, rapists and arsonists. Illustrated with historic prints and portraits, this book explores its traditions and lexicon of slang, and offers accounts of executions, the pillory and famous escapes.

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