Introduction to Week 3

This week we’ll be exploring the evolving identity of the Castle as a place of legal authority by considering, firstly, cultural responses to the Castle from the nineteenth century, and secondly, how the experiences of prisoners held at Lancaster changed between the Georgian and Victorian eras.

In the first part of this section, we’ll encounter artworks (including poetry and painting) that offer insights into the Castle’s eighteenth- and nineteenth-century history. We’ll then turn to consider what life was like on the ‘inside’ for those imprisoned at the Castle and those executed there.

Dr Christopher Donaldson is a Lecturer in Cultural History at Lancaster.

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Lancaster Castle and Northern English History: The View from the Stronghold

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