The Depot for Prisoners of War at Norman Cross, Huntingdonshire. 1796 to 1816

NORMAN CROSS HUNTINGDONSHIRE***

Transcribed from the 1913 Constable & Company Ltd edition by David Price, email ccx074@pglaf.org

The Block House, Norman Cross Barracks, 1809, where French Prisoners of War were confined. Drawn by Captain George Lloyd, 2nd West York Militia, 1809. Royal United Service Institution, Whitehall

THE DEPOT FOR PRISONERS
OF WAR AT NORMAN CROSS
HUNTINGDONSHIRE.  1796 to 1816

 

BY
THOMAS JAMES WALKER, M.D., F.R.C.S.

Fellow (Member of Council 1908–9) of the Royal Society of Medicine.
Associate of the British Archæological Association.  Past President of
the Peterborough Natural History Antiquarian and Scientific Society.

 

         “I pray you, in your letters,
When you shall these unlucky deeds relate,
Speak of me as I am; nothing extenuate,
Nor set down aught in malice.”

Shakespeare’sOthello.”

 

LONDON
CONSTABLE & COMPANY LTD
1913

 

PRINTED BY
HAZELL, WATSON AND VINEY LD.,
LONDON AND AYLESBURY.

CONTENTS

 

PAGE

Forewords

ix

CHAPTER I

The Urgent Need for Prison Accommodation, Norman Cross, Hunts, selected as the Site, and the Prison built

1

CHAPTER II

The Prison and its Establishment

17

CHAPTER III

Arrival and Registration of the Prisoners

47

CHAPTER IV

Administration and Discipline

58

CHAPTER V

Prison Life

89

CHAPTER VI

Les Misérablesof Norman Cross and theRomansof Dartmoor

Pages: First | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | ... | Next → | Last | Single Page