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The Napoleonic Prison of Norman Cross

The Lost Town of Huntingdonshire

Paul Chamberlain

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The History Press Ltd
01 March 2019
Napoleonic Wars; Prisons; Prisoners of war; Local history
Norman Cross was the site of the world's first purpose-built prisoner-of- war camp constructed during the Napoleonic Wars. Opened in 1797, it was more than just a prison: it was a town in itself, with houses, offices, butchers, bakers, a hospital, a school, a market and a banking system. It was an important prison and military establishment in the east of England with a lively community of some 7,000 French inmates. Alongside a comprehensive examination of the prison itself, this detailed and informative book, compiled by a leading expert on the Napoleonic era, explores what life was like for inmates and turnkeys alike the clothing, food, health, education, punishment and, ultimately, the closure of the depot in 1814. AUTHOR: Paul Chamberlain is an author and historian of the Napoleonic era. He is an authority on prisoners of war in the period 1793 1815 and was heavily involved in the Eagle Memorial restoration at Norman Cross and the Time Team dig at the site in 2009. 30 colour images
By:   Paul Chamberlain
Imprint:   The History Press Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
ISBN:   9780750990462
ISBN 10:   0750990465
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   01 March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

PAUL CHAMBERLAIN is an author and historian of the Napoleonic era. He is an authority on prisoners of war in the period 1793-1815 and was heavily involved in the Eagle Memorial restoration at Norman Cross and the Time Team dig at the site in 2009.

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