PRISONS AND PUNISHMENTS OF LONDON

Author: Byrne (Richard)
Year: 1992
Publisher: Grafton
Edition Details: 1st p/b edn. (1st pub. 1989)
Book Condition: NrF.
ISBN: 9780586210369
Price: 4.00
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Paperback. There has never been a city with more prisons than London, and probably none whose courts have sent so many to public torment and execution. This was the first full survey of London's many prisons through the ages from the Tower to Pentonville and of the punishments meted out to felons. With a cast of characters ranging from highwayman Dick Turpin to reformer Elizabeth Fry, and packed with eyewitness accounts, anecdotes, little-known facts and numerous illustrations, the book touches on everything associated with prison life, from the inmates to the rough justice of the day. Contents include : The Tower; The City; Along the Fleet; Westminster; Southwark; Transportation; The Hulks; Victorian Developments; Other Punishments; Execution. Illus., Index + Further Reading. 222pp. paperback. With the usual lightly browned pp. o/w Nr. F. with no creasing to covers.

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