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The gaol : the story of Newgate - London's most notorious prison

Author: Kelly Grovier
Publisher: London : John Murray, 2008.
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"For over eight hundred years, Newgate was the grimy axle around which British society slowly twisted. This was where such legendary outlaws as Robin Hood and Captain Kidd met their fates, where the rapier-wielding playwrights Ben Johnson and Christopher Marlowe sharpened their quills, and where flamboyant highwaymen like Claude Duval and James Maclaine made legions of women swoon. While London's theatres came and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Grovier, Kelly.
Gaol.
London : John Murray, 2008
(OCoLC)608129331
Online version:
Grovier, Kelly.
Gaol.
London : John Murray, 2008
(OCoLC)608986928
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kelly Grovier
ISBN: 9780719561320 0719561329
OCLC Number: 225432021
Description: xviii, 332 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Kelly Grovier.

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'A story of eyewatering misery ... In a clear readable style that takes the reader at a pleasantly trotting pace through the centuries of oppression and inhumanity' -- Evening Standard 'An enjoyable Read more...

 
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