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Prison hulks on the River Thames, The English penal system and transportation to the colonies

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Execution at Tyburn from Newgate Calendar.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H4362
Description: An execution at Tyburn, taken from the 'Newgate Calendar'. Tyburn was the principal place of public execution in London from 1388 to 1783, and thousands were put to death here. The busy road junction near Marble Arch now stands on the site.
Creator: Newgate Calendar
Date: 18th century
Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library collection
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