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Old Bailey Online - The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913 - Central Criminal Court





The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London's Central Criminal Court, from 1674-1913.

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.

London Lives, 1690-1800 A fully searchable edition of 240,000 manuscripts from eight archives and fifteen datasets, giving access to 3.35 million names, the London Lives, 1690-1800 website is now available. Containing records relating to crime, poverty, and social policy in the metropolis, this sister site is designed to complement and extend the Old Bailey Online. A conference to mark the completion of this project was held on 5 July 2010 at the University of Hertfordshire, and podcasts of the papers are now available.

Ordinary's Accounts The website now includes the texts of all known surviving Ordinary of Newgate's Accounts. These richly detailed narratives of the lives and deaths of convicts executed at Tyburn were published between 1676 and 1772. They have been linked to the relevant trials and can be searched either together with the Proceedings, or separately on the Ordinary's Accounts search page. There is also an Ordinary's Accounts by Date search page to facilitate browsing.

Openness: NOT OPEN Very much not open. See href="">Copyright Information and Citation Guide which after a lengthy listing of all the people who hold the copyrights in the material state:

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