The Napoleonic Prison of Norman Cross by Paul Chamberlain
English | March 22nd, 2018 | ASIN: B078RZN619, ISBN: 0750985933 | 225 Pages | EPUB | 11.45 MB
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.