English Learning for Curious Minds

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Summary

Starting in the 17th century, Britain sent hundreds of thousands of people to America and Australia for crimes as small as stealing a loaf of bread.

Learn about why this happened, how it worked, and the legacy it has left on the countries where these prisoners were sent to.

Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/penal-colonies

Show Notes

Starting in the 17th century, Britain sent hundreds of thousands of people to America and Australia for crimes as small as stealing a loaf of bread.

Learn about why this happened, how it worked, and the legacy it has left on the countries where these prisoners were sent to.

  • Sending criminals away as a punishment - as old as time
  • The Bloody Code & being killed for stealing a rabbit
  • Impact of the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions on society
  • Prison boats
  • Sending criminals to America
  • What life was like in America as a prisoner
  • The American Revolution & finding a new place for prisoners
  • The discovery of Australia
  • The convicts' journey to Australia
  • 1 in 5 Australians is a descendant of a convict
  • Penal colonies in other countries
  • The cultural impact of sending prisoners to the colonies

Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/penal-colonies

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