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‘Not Forced to Learn’

Monday 6 January 1840 ‘The young Boys have been very Idle’ the prison visitor Sarah Martin writes today in her Everyday Book.  As wardsman, the inmate John Bevington is supposed to supervise the boys in the House of Correction and report any bad behaviour. Walter Tunmore, he tells Miss Martin, ‘does not like his book […]
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