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The Graffiti of Lancaster Castle 27 April 2011

Posted on: July 24th, 2011 by admin

If you thought graffiti was a modern phenomenon, think again!

Dr. Colin Penny gave a fascinating talk on the graffiti created by prisoners in Lancaster Castle some 300 years ago. One piece from 1741 was particularly interesting and Dr. Penny explained how it could be interpreted to tell us a great deal about the prejudices inherent within eighteenth century society.