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Prisons and Prisoners in Victorian Britain by Neil Storey

Prisons and Prisoners in Victorian Britain


Prisons and Prisoners in Victorian Britain by Neil Storey

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.

About the Author

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st November 2009


Neil Storey

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The History Press Ltd


224 pages


Social & cultural history

Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900



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