RBHS Talk: Life in the Marshalsea Debtors’ Prison, 1700-1842

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22nd February 2017 @ 19:30 Europe/London Timezone
Time and Talents
Old Mortuary
St Marychurch St, London SE16 4JE
£2 / Membership option available
The Rotherhithe and Bermondsey History Society

The Rotherhithe and Bermondsey Local History SocietyRotherhithe and Bermondsey History Society Talk

Speaker: Jerry White

Talk: Life in the Marshalsea Debtors’ Prison, 1700-1842

Professor in Modern London History at Birkbeck and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of England, Jerry White has been researching and writing London history since the mid-1970s. Among his many published works is London in the Twentieth Century: A City and Its People, winner of the 2002 Wolfson History Prize, and most recently Zeppelin Nights, London in the First World War, which was Spear’s 2014 Social History of the Year.

His most recent book, Mansions of Misery. A Biography of the Marshalsea Debtors’ Prison, was published in October 2016 and selected as book of the year by BBC History Magazine


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About The Rotherhithe & Bermondsey Local History Society

The Rotherhithe & Bermondsey Local History Society’s aim is to encourage interest in the history of Rotherhithe, Bermondsey, the surrounding area, Docklands and the River Thames.

It was established in 1994 in the days of the London Docklands Development Corporation (L.D.D.C.). This quango, established in 1981 to regenerate the disused docks, sought to engage the local community by funding local history lectures.  Diana Rimel of Goldsmiths College organised these in the former Dock Offices on Surrey Quays Road and in 1994, when the L.D.D.C. withdrew, Time & Talents stepped in and re-packaged the talks as its local history group.



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