In 1781 the Prisons of War in Edinburgh Castle were home to over 1,000 prisoners from many different countries. The exhibition in the castle vaults recreates the sights, sounds and smells of life in the prisons at that time and gives us some insight into the lives of these prisoners of war. This resource uses the experience to help your class explore the past and to support key themes relating to Education for Citizenship.
The key themes covered in this resource include:
Crime and Punishment