London Diocesan Penitentiary

The London Diocesan Penitentiary, also known as the St. Mary Magdalene “house,” was a house that provided a home and sought to rehabilitate so-called “fallen women.” It was located in North Hill, Highgate. Christina Rossetti, whose poems such as “Cousin Kate” and “Goblin Market” engage with themes of prostitution and sisterhood, volunteered at the house from 1859 to 1870.


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