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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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Debtor Prisons in the British Empire

View full page map The debtors’ sanctuaries of late seventeenth and early eighteenth century London were in part a reaction to the threat of imprisonment without trial or fixed term for nonpayment. At that time such incarcerations appear to be … Continue reading

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