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Bridewell Palace / Prison

Building  From 1515  To 1864

Categories: Architecture, Law, Royalty

Built by Henry VIII, who lived there 1515-23. It deteriorated so that Edward VI gave it to the City of London who then used it as a prison, hospital (actually school) and workrooms. "Bridewell" was a term adopted by other London prisons.

The picture shows an early 19th-century imaginary reconstruction of Bridewell Palace c. 1660, showing the entrance to the Fleet River.

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