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Crime and punishment

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Prison hulks on the River Thames   Prison hulks on the River Thames

Find out more about the notorious floating prisons that housed London's convicts
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London and the pirates

Separate fact from fiction and find out what pirates were really like
  London and the pirates
Meet the people
Captain Kidd   Captain Kidd
A seventeenth century pirate
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Quick Quiz
What do you think happened at Execution Dock?
Sailors were shot
Stolen goods were unloaded
Pirates and smugglers were hanged
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