History Revealed reviews Bad Girls

‘Women who broke the law throughout much of British history often also broke another taboo: what was expected of their gender. Caitlin Davies’ book explores HMP Holloway, the London lockup where many of these female felons were incarcerated. It’s fascinating both for its portrait of larger-than-life women and the ways in which they were regarded by wider society during the 19th and 20th centuries’ – History Revealed