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Prisons, Punishment And Pain 
Wednesday 04 July 2018, 19:15 - 21:30
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Prisons have always been important institutions in London, and their records are one of the richest for genealogy and family research. 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.

Location Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley MK2 2HB
Contact http://www.bucksfhs.org.uk/meetings
Visitors are very welcome. Entrance is £2 for members or £4 for non-members (or why not take out an annual membership from as little as £6)

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