The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London's criminal court

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      GB ah100 oldbaileyonline
  • Dates of Creation
      1674 - 1913
  • Language of Material

Scope and Content

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. You can search the whole of the Proceedings and all published Ordinary's Accounts for the period 1679 to 1772.

Also provides substantial historical background information, covering crime and punishment, policing, judges and juries, gender, including feminism and the suffragettes, London life and community, and an architectural history of the Old Bailey courthouse.


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