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The Fearsome Prison Ships of the Former British Empire

known as prison ships or “prison hulks”, these decomissioned vessels were used by britain during the 18th and 19th centuries to house prisoners of war...

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from BBC News

Australia or jail - which was worse?

Australia or jail - which was worse? British criminals convicted at the Old Bailey in the 18th and 19th Centuries were either jailed, transported to Australia or hanged.

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Captain Arthur Phillip who led the First Fleet to Australia in 1788. He established the penal colony that was to become Sydney and served as the first Governor of New South Wales from 1788 to 1792.

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Kafka, In the Penal Colony (e-text)

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Irish Women Convicts Transported to Australia

Irish Female Convicts and Children Transported to Australia in 1848. Irish women and children were prisoners on the convict ship the John Calvin. Children as young as 12 years old were among the Irish female convicts.

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Execution at Tyburn (1747) This spot in the north east corner of Hyde Park, London was once home to the famous Tyburn hanging tree. The first recorded execution there was in 1196. It is said that the tradition of free speech here started with the final words of the condemned felons, who could speak freely on subjects on the subjects otherwise taboo. Now the site of Speakers Corner where anyone can speak about anything

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from BuzzFeed

14 Creepy Places That You Should Never, Ever Visit

Former Penal Colony on Coiba Island — Panama | 14 Creepy Places That You Should Never, Ever Visit

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