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1 BABINGTON, Anthony THE ENGLISH BASTILLE.
London Macdonald 1971 1st hardcover VG VG - little worn on edges. 
250pp+illus. A history of Newgate Gaol and Prisons Conditions in Britain, 1188-1902 - the system, the life and inmates of the dreaded sinister prison. Its reputation was gained not only because of its close association with Tyburn and the rituals of public execution, but also on account of the brutal treatment of prisoners and the squalor in which they were forced to live. Foreword by the Rt. Hon. James Callaghan, M.P. Bibliography and Index. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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2 BABINGTON, Anthony THE POWER TO SILENCE. A History of Punishment in Britain.
London Robert Maxwell 1968 1st hardcover VG VG sl. chipped. 
xiv+226pp. Dj is just very slightly chipped, corner clipped from blank endpaper. The history of the penal system in Britain, however brutal and horrifying in many of its aspects, forms an integral part of the nation's social history. The author traces the origin and development of the various methods by which criminals were punished, using frequent quotations from the descriptions of eye-witnesses and contemporary reports. An important section covers the belated awakening of public conscience with regard to the treatment of prisoners, especially juveniles, which took place during the 19th-century. Bibliography and Index. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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