J. A. Beard's Unnecessary Musings
Author of fantasy, historical fantasy, and paranormal fiction
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Mr. Beard's Regency Tour Day 19: Steal a book, seven-years' hard labor overseas: Transportation as punishment in the 17th-19th centuries
This is part of my continuing series on Regency England and Georgian England. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, please check out my archive
As England gained colonial holdings, the country also gained a new option for punishment: transportation to an overseas colony.
Over at the
English Historical Fiction Authors Blog,
I discuss this form of punishment that many considered "merciful" compared to others at the time.
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