The History of Newgate Prison

The History of Newgate Prison

by Caroline Jowett

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781473876408
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 09/11/2017
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Caroline Jowett is a journalist and former Arts and Literary Editor of the Daily Express where she has written about everything from badgers to ballet, etiquette to Italy.
Shes been a fan of the eighteenth century since discovering the work of Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer and loves the periods sheer exuberance for life. She later discovered that the complexity of its history is even more beguiling than the fiction of its novels.
When not writing about the Georgians she is working on a novel of her own.

Table of Contents

About The Author 7

Acknowledgements 9

Foreword 11

Chapter 1 Foundations 1188-1499 13

Chapter 2 Crimes and Punishments 27

Chapter 3 Newgate Under the Tudors and Stuarts 1500 - 1665 41

Chapter 4 The Great Fire 1666 - 1699 51

Chapter 5 Inside the Prison-republic 1700 - 1769 59

Chapter 6 The New Newgate 1770 - 1799 75

Chapter 7 Reform 1800 - 1902 95

Appendices Newgate's Famous Inmates 111

Newgate in Literature 115

Newgate Cant - The Secret Language of Thieves 117

Bibliography 123

Index 125

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