A Conversation for Life Inside Newgate Prison, London, UK

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smiley - biggrin I love reading about stuff like this. It makes sense of the prison scenes in the film Plunkett and Macleane(?)

Now what about the Black Hole of Calcutta...

Pimms smiley - stiffdrink

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I'm not really here

Investigating the real Macleane to see if he's worthy of an entry is on my list. smiley - ok I haven't seen anything on Plunkett, but the good-looking Captain gets a few mentions. smiley - smiley

I'm glad that you like the entry.

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The Dali Llama

An interesting commentary that I encountered, by a 17th century writer was that prison was preferable to the Britith Navy, as you would at least be guaranteed better food and better companions.

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I'm not really here

What time period was that?

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The Dali Llama

1600, or tereabouts, I believe.

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SDI Divemaster

Who was it that said being at sea was like being in prison, but with the potential for drowning? (or something like that). And although I have absolutley notihg to support this, I beleive that the comment was in refernce to the Royal Navy.

Just a thought.

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