Imprisoned Poets

The vast majority of laboring-class poets had few or no issues with the law, but there was a small group who were imprisoned at different times throughout their lives.

A view of the stone built frontage and main gate of New Prison, with several chained figures standing in front, and a further figure holding a gun.  A small door, in a large arched doorway is open, and a small figure can be seen peering out.

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Mary Barber
Robert Burns
Thomas Cooper
Edward "Ned" Ward
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