newgate newgate  /ˈnu ɡeɪt/


  • (n) a former prison in London notorious for its unsanitary conditions and burnt down in riots in 1780; a new prison was built on the same spot but was torn down in 1902


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  • "It does give you a feel of what life in London was like in those days," Keegan says. "The red-light districts of Shoreditch and Drury Lane, polemics against pulling down Charing Cross, the hangings at Newgate, the public burnings in...
    on Apr 19, 2010 By: Victor Keegan Source: The Guardian

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