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The Reformation of 19th Century Prisons

Reform in the 1800s replaced unregulated, chaotic prisons with well-ordered institutions with humanitarian aims. However, how far were prisoners treated humanely due to this reform? 283 more words


On the Growth of Victorian London

The nineteenth century ushered in a worldwide trend of urban growth and industrialisation, with London’s population swelling by more than three million over the course of the century, and by as much again in the first decade of the twentieth century, as the ‘contagion of numbers’ drew migrants from all over. 597 more words