The National Archives Podcast Series

The National Archives

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Listen to talks, lectures and other events presented by The National Archives of the United Kingdom.


Prison: five hundred years behind bars

May 22nd, 2009

Episode 95 of 474 episodes

A look at the changing nature of imprisonment over the centuries and the experiences of those who endured it, charting the growth of the national prison system in England and Wales from castle dungeons to purpose-built concrete gaols.

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