Author Topic: Prisons, Punishment And Pain - Buckinghamshire FHS July Talk At Bletchley  (Read 3539 times)

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Prisons, Punishment And Pain

Prisons have always been important institutions in London, and their records are one of the richest for genealogy and family research. In this talk, Colin Oakes looks at the large numbers of prisons that have existed in London from medieval times to the present and their myriad forms. He'll begin by tracing how they slowly became a place of punishment, both Corporal and Capital in form, before moving on to the painful conditions in which men and women were kept and how the 'press' was utilised before the reforms of the nineteenth century.

Wednesday 4th July 2018, 7.30pm
Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK2 2HB

Buckinghamshire Family History Society welcomes non-members to its meetings; entry is 4.

The Society's annual Open Day and Family and Local History Fair takes place between 10-4 on Saturday 28th July at The Grange School, Wendover Way, Aylesbury, HP21 7NH. See our website for details.

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