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  • 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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  • Victor Keegan in The Guardian
    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...

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