Bodily Punishments

The History of Bodily Punishments and Transportation

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How thrilling that 'A Global History of Convicts & Penal Colonies' has almost sold out of its first print run! Do consider ordering a copy for your institutional library. @BloomsburyHist @ERC_Research


Yes but remember my hero chief constable joseph davison sowerby plymouth borough police force 1892 to 1917 let all those convicted of drunk and disorderly out a day early so they could spend xmas day with their families - and of course go to church as any good temperancer would

We have wonderful items at @UkNatArchives - but with 12 million records, they can be a little overwhelming! Where to start?! One of my fav ways to browse our records is via the Education pages. Take a look! #archives #history #geeky

#ECR Victorianist we’ve decide to extended the JVC Graduate Essay Prize to 15 January 2019. All submissions will be judged at that point. So if your writing up some research then make sure you consider submitting it to us.
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Another night researching child patients at the Glamorgan County Asylum for an upcoming book. Will take a weekend break as it is extremely depressing. Nice to see Matilda grow up though and looking forward to telling her forgotten story to the world...


There used to be a widely held superstition across the county that if any fire was given out of the house from the Yule-Log, the luck of the family would depart with it and bad tidings would befall them [Burne – Shropshire Folklore] [PH/U/3/15] #ShropshireChristmas

#HCNet BSC Historical Criminology first #conference announced!
9-10 April 2019 at the University of Plymouth.
#CFP deadline 8th February 2019 Please share widely using the hashtag #HCNet

Check out Our Criminal Ancestors, a UK-based project that supports those exploring the criminal past of their families @ourcriminalpast #crimehist

This is a glorious thread fro Swansea Workhouse Punishment Book but this one had to be my favourite @Prison_Voices @TheirWrite @upsetvictorians