A History of the Fleet Prison, London: The Anatomy of the Fleet (Studies in British History S. v. 42)

A History of the Fleet Prison, London: The Anatomy of the Fleet (Studies in British History S. v. 42)

By: Roger Lee Brown (author)Hardback

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The Fleet prison is noteworthy for being one of the oldest of the English prisons, and one mentioned frequently in literature. This text explores the actual workings of the privately-owned debtors' prison, examining its earliest history from medieval times including: the celebrated inquiry into the administration of the prison during the 1610's; the misuse of authority by the warders in the 1680's onward; the infamous Parliamentary inquiry in 1729, based on the parliamentary reports and trial papers; and the closing of the hospital by parliamentary legislation in 1842.

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  • publication date: 31/05/1996
  • ISBN13: 9780773487628
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 372
  • ID: 9780773487628
  • weight: 717
  • ISBN10: 077348762X

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