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Prison hulks on the River Thames, Hard labour

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The Royal Laboratory at the Woolwich Arsenal.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PW5733
Description: The Royal Laboratory at Woolwich was completed in 1696, and was used for the invention and development of weapons. By 1777 the laboratory and its surrounding area covered 104 acres, and almost 500 people worked there. The complex was renamed the Arsenal in 1805, following a suggestion by King George III during a visit in that year.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 18th century
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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