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You can't stop a good engraver - even by putting him behind bars.
On 27 June 1811, engraver Richard Denton languished in Fleet Prison with nothing better to do other than engrave banknotes.
Unfortunately, he was caught by the prison guard, who said: 'I went, in company with Mr Nalder and Drinkwater, to the Fleet prison; we went into the prisoner's apartment, and searched the room, and Drinkwater found a pounds 10 plate, which he immediately gave into my custody.
'The prisoner …