The Napoleonic Prison of Norman Cross, Hardback Book

The Napoleonic Prison of Norman Cross Hardback


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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208 pages, 30 Illustrations, color; 16 Plates, color
  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
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  • Category: Napoleonic Wars
  • ISBN: 9780750985932

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