Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (popularly known as Fanny Hill) is an erotic novel by English novelist John Cleland first published in London in 1748. Written while the author was in debtors' prison in London,[1][2] it is considered "the first original English prose pornography, and the first pornography to use the form of the novel".[3] It is one of the most prosecuted and banned books in history. [4]

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (popularly known as Fanny Hill) is an erotic novel by English novelist John Cleland first published in London in 1748. Written while the author was in debtors' prison in London,[1][2] it is considered "the first original English prose pornography, and the first pornography to use the form of the novel".[3] It is one of the most prosecuted and banned books in history. [4]

Occupants of the Pentonville Prison in London, 1967 / Insassen des Pentonville-Gefängnisses in London, 1967  |  © Jürgen Schadeberg / Mitteldeutscher Verlag /   Central German Publishers... ... Old Men, Reading, Books.

Occupants of the Pentonville Prison in London, 1967 / Insassen des Pentonville-Gefängnisses in London, 1967 | © Jürgen Schadeberg / Mitteldeutscher Verlag / Central German Publishers... ... Old Men, Reading, Books.

These Mugshots of Prisoners in London Are Unusual Compared With the Standard of Prison Photography from the 1890s

These Mugshots of Prisoners in London Are Unusual Compared With the Standard of Prison Photography from the 1890s

Charles Dickens' pinnacle setting in Little Dorit, Marshalsea prison in London ,around 1897 (an actual place of residence, for a time, during his childhood.) This was a 'Debtors Prison' where whole families would be placed, and rarely left!

Charles Dickens' pinnacle setting in Little Dorit, Marshalsea prison in London ,around 1897 (an actual place of residence, for a time, during his childhood.) This was a 'Debtors Prison' where whole families would be placed, and rarely left!

Graffiti at the Tower of London.  Hipster English prisoners, Defaming walls in Latin since before you were born.

Graffiti at the Tower of London. Hipster English prisoners, Defaming walls in Latin since before you were born.

This is Ruth Ellis. She murdered her lover, David Blakeney, a racing car driver. She was executed at Holloway (Women's) prison in London. The last woman to be executed in Britain.

This is Ruth Ellis. She murdered her lover, David Blakeney, a racing car driver. She was executed at Holloway (Women's) prison in London. The last woman to be executed in Britain.

Medieval prison. A look at what happened if you were naughty in Late Medieval London ;) ~S  http://www.medievalists.net/2014/07/27/prisons-punishments-late-medieval-london/  #London #Prisons #Medieval

Medieval prison. A look at what happened if you were naughty in Late Medieval London ;) ~S http://www.medievalists.net/2014/07/27/prisons-punishments-late-medieval-london/ #London #Prisons #Medieval

Dennis Nilsen(1945) is a serial killer and necrophiliac, also known as the Muswell Hill Murderer and the Kindly Killer, who committed the murders of 15 young men in London, England between 1978 and 1983.He retained his victims' bodies for extended periods of time before dissecting their remains and disposing of them via burning or flushing the remains down a lavatory.Nilsen was convicted in  1983 of six counts of murder, two of attempted murder and is currently incarcerated in prison in…

Dennis Nilsen(1945) is a serial killer and necrophiliac, also known as the Muswell Hill Murderer and the Kindly Killer, who committed the murders of 15 young men in London, England between 1978 and 1983.He retained his victims' bodies for extended periods of time before dissecting their remains and disposing of them via burning or flushing the remains down a lavatory.Nilsen was convicted in 1983 of six counts of murder, two of attempted murder and is currently incarcerated in prison in…

James Earl Ray (1928-1998) was convicted of shooting and killing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis in 1969. Ray fled the US after the assassination and was eventually caught in London. He pleaded guilty to the murder and received a 99-year sentence. He later withdrew his confession and escaped from prison in 1977 but was caught three days later. He died in prison in 1998. His ashes were taken to Ireland because he didn’t want to be buried in the U.S.

4 Easy, Delicious Vegetarian Recipes to Try at Home

James Earl Ray (1928-1998) was convicted of shooting and killing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis in 1969. Ray fled the US after the assassination and was eventually caught in London. He pleaded guilty to the murder and received a 99-year sentence. He later withdrew his confession and escaped from prison in 1977 but was caught three days later. He died in prison in 1998. His ashes were taken to Ireland because he didn’t want to be buried in the U.S.

The Queen's Stairs, Tower of London. From this interesting article about the arrival of Anne Boleyn at the Tower http://onthetudortrail.com/Blog/2011/10/18/anne-boleyn%E2%80%99s-arrival-at-the-tower-of-london/

The Queen's Stairs, Tower of London. From this interesting article about the arrival of Anne Boleyn at the Tower http://onthetudortrail.com/Blog/2011/10/18/anne-boleyn%E2%80%99s-arrival-at-the-tower-of-london/

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