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NEWGATE SEEMED A SECONDARY TITLE,
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This review is from: The Gaol: The Story of Newgate - London's Most Notorious Prison (Paperback)
I thought this book would give much more detail about Newgate,and its life and general social history but it seemed to ramble on from one convict to another,often with no strong connection to Newgate.It seemed an almost catalogue of crime in London from the 12th century onwards.I did find it rather tedious and at times rather boring.Some of the famous criminals that have graced the cells of Newgate were interesting,but for me many of the other exploits seemed rather uninteresting.