The History of Leith

March 25, 2012

Bridewell Palace

Bridewell Palace in London, originally a residence of King Henry VIII, later became a poorhouse and prison. The name “Bridewell” subsequently became synonymous with police stations and detention facilities in England and in Ireland. It was also used as the name of the city jail in Chicago in the 19th & early 20th Centuries. for more click here

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