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The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913 (oldbaileyonline.org)
32 points by bookofjoe 10 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 4 comments

To me, the 'Historical Background' page(s) (which I almost overlooked) are most interesting, and the real treasure here.


I did my dissertation using these documents! They're incredibly interesting and give a fantastic understanding of the nature of crime and punishment in England.

@devindotcom mentioned the Newgate Calendars elsewhere. Those are written as moralizing tracts and provide great insight into the morality of the era (there were multiple Newgate Calendars).

The Newgate Calendar is another great resource for this type of early records of crime and 'justice':


Old Bailey, Old style mobile inaccessible website. Sigh.

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