Prisons and Prisoners in Victorian Britain

Prisons and Prisoners in Victorian Britain

Paperback Published on: 09/06/2010
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Prisons and Prisoners In Victorian Britain provides an illustrated insight into the Victorian prison system and the experiences of those within it - on both sides of the bars. Featuring stories of crime and misdeeds, this fascinating book includes chapters on a typical day inside a Victorian prison - food, divine service, exercise and medical provision; the punishments inflicted on convicts - such as hard labour, flogging, the treadwheel and shot drill; and an overview of the ultimate penalty paid by prisoners - execution. Richly illustrated with a series of photographs, engravings, documents and letters, this volume is sure to appeal to all those interested in crime and social history in Victorian Britain.

  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780752452692
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Weight: 500g
  • Dimensions: 230 x 160 x 10 mm

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