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The Distribution of Debtors’ Prisons, 1712

Debtor prisons in England & Wales, 1712 Using the lists of debtor prisoners applying for release under the 1712 act, as published in the London Gazette, here’s a map of the places in which they were incarcerated. For the most … Continue reading

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The Sanctuaries of Southwark, 1: Montague Close

A chance find in a secondhand bookshop (thank you Kirkdale Bookshop) means I begin analysing the sanctuaries abolished in 1697 with Montague Close, in the environs of what is now called Southwark Cathedral. The book is Florence Higham’s Southwark Story, … Continue reading

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Locating Alsatia

Establishing the topology of Alsatia will be an important theme in this project. To begin with, a map of the area today. Of course, it has been heavily redeveloped several times; despite this, indications of its position and history are … Continue reading

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