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Chronicles of Newgate Vol 2

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In Chronicles of Newgate Vol 2, Arthur Griffiths provides a detailed and gripping account of life inside one of London's most notorious prisons. Through his meticulous research and engaging writing style, Griffiths takes readers on a journey through the dark and often brutal world of Newgate Prison.

The author does an excellent job of painting a vivid picture of the conditions faced by both prisoners and staff within the walls of Newgate. From the overcrowded cells to the harsh punishments meted out to inmates, Griffiths leaves no stone unturned in his exploration of the prison's history and inner workings.

What sets Chronicles of Newgate Vol 2 apart is Griffiths' ability to humanize the individuals caught up in the criminal justice system. He delves into the personal stories of some of the most famous inmates, giving readers a glimpse into their lives and motivations.

Overall, Chronicles of Newgate Vol 2 is a compelling and informative read that sheds light on a dark chapter of London's history. Fans of true crime, history, and social justice will find this book to be both enlightening and engaging.

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Good against evil; right versus wrong; the judicial system against the criminal world. The struggle is as old as mankind. Sometimes the lines are blurred as the 'good' punish the 'bad' - the warriors against crime have resorted not only to killing wrong-doers, but additionally subjecting them to "starvation or the withholding of fluid, by drowning, stoning, impaling or by exposing the wretched victims to the stings of insects or snakes." Newgate Prison was one of the most famous - or infamous - prisons in England from the middle ages until the nineteenth century. Griffiths, a prison administrator, takes us inside where we discover "man's inhumanity to man". Volume 2 picks up where Volume 1 left off. - Summary by Lynne Thompson

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