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Newgate prison


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Was founded during the reign of Henry I in a gatehouse of the city of London. It housed mainly serious criminals and from 1783 replaced Tyburn as the place for public executions. The prison was destroyed and rebuilt twice, once following the Great Fire of London in 1666 and again after the Gordon riots of 1780. Newgate finally closed in 1902.

Subjects: British history.


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