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The Gaol For over 800 years Newgate was the grimy axle around which British society slowly twisted This is where such legendary outlaws as Robin Hood and Captain Kidd met their fates, where the rapier wielding playwrights Ben Jonson 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 went, the gaol endured as Londons unofficial stage From the Peasants Revolt to the Great Fire, it was at Newgate that England s greatest dramas unfolded By piecing together the lives of forgotten figures as well as re examining the prison s links withfamous individuals, from Dick Whittington to Charles Dickens, this thrilling history goes in search of a ghostly place, erased by time, which has inspiredpoems and plays, paintings and novels, than any other structure in British history. Read The Gaol Author Kelly Grovier – grisedalelodge.co.uk

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  1. This is a totally engrossing look into the history of London s most notorious jail, showing how British attitudes toward crime and punishment changed over 800 odd years There are some absolutely horrific acts described, and at points I had to stop reading Even so, I finished the book in four days, reading it on every train journey, lunch break and free moment It s full of fantastic details about the prison buildings, as well as the prisoners and employees My only complaint was that some pass This is a totally engrossing look into the history of London s most notorious jail, showing how British attitudes toward crime and punishment changed over 800 odd years There are some absolutely horrific acts described, and at points I had to stop reading Even so, I finished the book in four days, reading it on every train journey, lunch break and free moment It s full of fantastic details about the prison buildings, as well as the prisoners and employees My only complaint was that...

  2. A fascinating and very readable look at the long and murky history of Newgate prison, this features a parade of some of the characters to have haunted its cells and looks at its role in society, the changing attitudes of the English to crime and punishment, and its influence on the popular imagination Regardless of the prison s incarnation it having been rebuilt after being razed to the ground in the Great Fire of London and the 1780 anti papist Gordon Riots the picture it paints is an incred A fascinating and very readable look at the long and murky history of Newgate prison, this features a parade of some of the characters to have haunted its cells and looks at its role in society, the changing attitudes of the English to crime and punishment, and its influence on the popular imagination Regardless of the prison s incarnation it having been rebuilt after being razed to the ground in the Great Fire of London and the 1780 anti papist Gordon Riots the picture it paints is an incredibly gruesome one the prison a hellish labyrinth of dark corrid...

  3. This was an interesting snapshot of the colourful history of Newgate prison Grovier explores the evolution of London s criminal underworld and the laws and punishments that were shaped over the decades Drawing on the stories of some of Newgate snotorious residents such as Jack Sheppard and Captain Kidd, the book is a fascinating read At times however it seems the writing verges on the overly dramatic Phrases such as with instinctive precision, like piranhas swarming over a capsized el This was an interesting snapshot of the colourful history of Newgate prison Grovier explores the evolution of London s criminal underworld and the laws and punishments that were shaped over the decades Drawing on the stories of some of Newgate snotorious residents such as Jack Sheppard and Captain Kidd, the book is a fascinating read At times however it seems the writing verges on the overly dramatic Phrases such as with instinctive precision, like piranhas swarming over a capsized elephant tend to stick o...

  4. Interesting and easy to read book If you re looking for a detailed history of Newgate prison this is not for you If you are interested in the human stories of a selection of prisoners in Newgate or just generally interested in history, crime, and punishment then this is for you Each chapter is a separate story based on one of the prison s inmate s lives and crimes.I m not specifically interested in the history or prisons but found the author s writing style and structure of the book easily di Interesting and easy to read book If you re looking for a detailed history of Newgate prison this is not for you If you are interested in the human stories of a selection of prisoners in Newgate or just generally interested in history, crime, and punishment then this is for you Each chapter is a separate story based on one of the prison s inmate s live...

  5. Very interesting social history.

  6. If I m honest I found this a bit disappointing.It s been sat on my bookcase for the best part of 2 years, if not , and I ve only just gotten round to reading it.From the synopsis I understood this book to be about the cases of some of the inmates of Newgate While this is partly true, it goes into a lot of detail about how some of these cases or inmates inspired literary works such as poems, plays and books As a lover of true crime I m not really interested in poems etc, I just want to read If I m honest I found this a bit disappointing.It s been sat on my bookcase for the best part of 2 years, if not , and I ve only just gotten round to reading it.From the synopsis I understood this book to be about the cases of some of the inmates of Newgate While this is partly true, it goes into a lot of detail about how some of these cases or inmates inspired li...

  7. A thoroughly readable, albeit necessarily short, history of Newgate Gaol, which was as the title suggests the most notorious of all London s prisons Grovier takes the reader through the sketchy evidence that is all that remains of Newgate s medieval beginnings, all the way through to its final end in the early 19th century, meeting some of itsnotorious inhabitants on the way, and seeing how public and government attitudes towards legal punishment changed over time A well written, int A thoroughly readable, albeit necessarily short, history of Newgate Gaol, which was as the title suggests the most notorious of all London s prisons Grovier takes the reader through the sketchy evidence that is all that remains of Newgate s medieval beginnings, all the way through to its final end in the early 19th century, meeting some of itsnotorious inhabitants on the way, and seeing how public and government attitudes towar...

  8. Provides good detail on the history of the gaol whilst still being an easy read with an engaging style Whilst it s in mostly chronological order I did want it to skip around a bit less in some places, but as an overview rather than a reference text I d thoroughly recommend this book.

  9. Interesting book on the history of Newgate.Writing was a little dry in places, so I did find it a little heavy going.Regardless of that fact, the book contained much interesting and absorbing information on London s most famous prison.