The Old Bailey Online has not only “The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913,” but also extensive background materials.
A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London’s central criminal court.
There are essays on “Community histories”:
- Black Communities
- Gypsies and Travellers
- Irish London
- Jewish Communities
- Huguenot and French London
- Chinese Communities
“London and its hinterlands”:
- A Population History
- Material London
- London’s Rural Hinterlands
- Currency, Coinage, Cost of Living
As well as “Gender in the proceedings,” “Crime, Justice, and Punishment,” and “The Old Bailey Courthouse.”
(via The Cat’s Meat Shop.)
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Thank you very much for posting this. The Cat’s Meat Shop and the Old Bailey Online are brilliant. I look forward to exploring them further.
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