Norwich debtors, prisons and Parliament
Information about the discoveries made by the history detectives whilst researching the connections between Norwich debtors, prisons and Parliament for this case study.
Ten petitions from Norwich debtors survive in the collections of the Parliamentary Archives.
The history detectives' research gave them an insight into life in prison in Norwich in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
The history detectives investigated the rules governing the running of the prisons in Norwich and how they affected debtors.
The history detectives found out that there were two prisons in Norwich during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.