The Chronicles of Newgate Vol 1


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Good against evil; right versus wrong; the judicial system against the criminal world. The struggle is as old as mankind. Sometimes the lines are blurred as the 'good' punish the 'bad' - the warriors against crime have resorted not only to killing wrong-doers, but additionally subjecting them to "starvation or the withholding of fluid, by drowning, stoning, impaling or by exposing the wretched victims to the stings of insects or snakes." Newgate Prison was one of the most famous - or infamous - prisons in England from the middle ages until the nineteenth century. Griffiths, a prison administrator, takes us inside where we discover "man's inhumanity to man". ( Lynne Thompson) (9 hr 6 min)

Chapters

General Introduction 8:41 Read by Lynne T
Introduction 5:25 Read by Lynne T
Mediaeval Newgate 40:46 Read by Lynne T
Newgate In The Sixteenth Century 54:01 Read by JudyDerby
Newgate In The Seventeenth Century 27:53 Read by Alimay
Newgate After The Great Fire Part 1 29:15 Read by Alimay
Newgate After The Great Fire Part 2 30:54 Read by Alimay
The Press-Yard 40:29 Read by Lynne T
Notable Executions Part 1 41:25 Read by Lynne T
Notable Executions Part 2 46:57 Read by Lynne T
Remarkable Escapes 50:15 Read by Ross Klatte
Newgate In The Eighteenth Century Part 1 27:01 Read by Lynne T
Newgate In The Eighteenth Century Part 2 31:38 Read by Lynne T
Later Records Part 1 28:51 Read by Kalynda
Later Records Part 2 34:48 Read by Kathleen Moore
Highwaymen And Pirates 47:41 Read by realisticspeakers