The Napoleonic Prison of Norman Cross (Hardback)

Paul Chamberlain

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Norman Cross was the site of the world's first purpose-built prisoner-of-war camp built during the Napoleonic Wars. Opened in 1803, it was, however, more than just a prison: it was a town in itself, with houses, offices, butchers, bakers, a hospital, a school, a market and a banking system. It was an important prison and military establishment in the east of England with a lively community of some 7,000 French inmates. Alongside a detailed examination of the prison itself, this detailed and informative book, compiled by a leading expert on the Napoleonic era, explores what life was like for inmates and turnkeys alike - the clothing, food, health, education, punishment and, ultimately, the closure of the depot in 1814.


Product Details

  • Product code: BMQBU
  • ISBN: 9780750985932
  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 23.4cm x 15.6cm
  • Pages: 208
  • Publish date: Thu Mar 01 00:00:00 GMT 2018
  • Book points: 13

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