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Prisons and Punishments in Late Medieval London

@inproceedings{Winter2013PrisonsAP,
  title={Prisons and Punishments in Late Medieval London},
  author={Christine Winter},
  year={2013}
}
In the history of crime and punishment the prisons of medieval London have generally been overlooked. This may have been because none of the prison records have survived for this period, yet there is enough information in civic and royal documents, and through archaeological evidence, to allow a reassessment of London’s prisons in the later middle ages. This thesis begins with an analysis of the purpose of imprisonment, which was not merely custodial and was undoubtedly punitive in the medieval… 
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