Episode notes

The War of 1812: a memorable event in American history when the might of the British Empire was held at bay. But a fascinating part of the tale was the imprisonment of American POWs in Dartmoor Prison.

I chat with Nicholas Guyatt, author of The Hated Cage: An American Tragedy in Britain’s Most Terrifying Prison and in Part One, he sets the scene of the war, describe the life of Privateers, and the prisoners of Dartmoor.

And yes, The Count of Monte Cristo was not published until 1844! If you haven't read it, do!

Nicholas Guyatt Links

The Hated Cage

Aspects of History Links

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