Floating hell: the brutal history of prison hulks
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Convicts in Georgian and Victorian Britain experienced notoriously miserable conditions, and perhaps no inmates endured harsher deprivations than those confined on prison hulks. Anna McKay reveals the horrors of these “wicked Noah’s arks”
Prison hulks , Prison ships , Henry Mayhew , John Binny , Charles Dickens
McKay, A. (2022) 'Floating hell: the brutal history of prison hulks', BBC History Magazine, October, pp. 27-31.
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