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.

The Norwich petitions

Ten petitions from Norwich debtors survive in the collections of the Parliamentary Archives.

Prison rules and regulations

The history detectives investigated the rules governing the running of the prisons in Norwich and how they affected debtors.

Life in Prison

The history detectives' research gave them an insight into life in prison in Norwich in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Prison buildings

The history detectives found out that there were two prisons in Norwich during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

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