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.
|Publication date:||1st November 2009|
|Publisher:||The History Press Ltd|
|Categories:||Social & cultural history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900,|
Neil R. Storey is the author of twenty books, including East End Murders: From Jack the Ripper to Ronnie Kray and A Grim Almanac of Jack the Ripper's London.More About Neil Storey