The New Newgate Calendar

Early Modern Prisons

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Exploring gaols, bridewells and other forms of detention, 1500-1800

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Some Trump-Induced Thoughts on the History of Detention

In 1689 the merchant John Farmer complained to the Earl of Nottingham that he and a companion had been imprisoned at Beaumoris... • posted 365 days ago

A Failure to Communicate: Authority in Eighteenth-Century Newgate

We are delighted to publish this guest post by Esther Brot, who is currently pursuing her PhD in History at King’s... • posted 442 days ago

Some Recent Calls for Papers

Below are three calls for papers and proposals that have come into our inbox recently. None of these are specifically about... • posted 490 days ago

Radicalism, Respectability, and the Case of the Imprisoned Politician

We are delighted to publish this guest post by John Owen Havard, Assistant Professor of English at Binghamton University,... • posted 589 days ago