Scottish Prisons 18th and 19th Century

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English Prisons (coming soon)


English Prisons of the 18th and 19th Centuries


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Prison History:

Based in the Centre for the History of Crime, Policing and Justice at The Open University, Prison History aims to reconstruct the 19th century penal landscape. To date, it contains information on 843 English prisons, lock ups and hulks used to confine those accused and convicted of crime between 1800 and 1899.


Old Bailey Online:

A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.


Guide to the Criminal Prisons of Nineteenth-Century England, Authors: Rosalind Crone,with Lesley Hoskins and Rebecca Preston


University of Hull Our Criminal Ancestors is a public engagement project, led by the University of Hull in collaboration with Leeds Beckett University.







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