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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
London and the pirates

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