old bailey online“The Old Bailey Proceedings Online makes available a fully searchable, digitised collection of all surviving editions of the Old Bailey Proceedings from 1674 to 1913, and of the Ordinary of Newgate’s Accounts, 1690 to 1772. It allows access to over 210,000 trials and biographical details of approximately 3,000 men and women executed at Tyburn, free of charge for non-commercial use.

In addition to the text, accessible through both keyword and structured searching, this website provides digital images of all 190,000 original pages of the Proceedings, 5,000 pages of Ordinary’s Accounts, advice on methods of searching this resource, information on the historical and legal background to the Old Bailey court and its Proceedings, and descriptions of published and manuscript materials relating to the trials covered. Contemporary maps, and images have also been provided.”

in http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/static/Project.jsp

Historical Background to the Proceedings of the Old Bailey

Crime, Justice and Punishment
Types of crime, verdict and punishment; policing; trial procedures; judges and juries.

London and its Hinterlands
London life from the late seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries; London’s rural hinterlands; population history of London; currency, coinage, and the cost of living; material london; transport.

Community Histories
Black communities; Chinese communities; Gypsies and Travellers; homosexuality; Huguenot and French London; Irish London; Jewish communities.

Gender in the Proceedings
Gender roles; feminism and the suffragettes; gender and crime, justice and punishment; researching gender in the Proceedings.

The Old Bailey Courthouse
Architectural history of London’s Central Criminal Court, 1673-1913.

Guide to unfamiliar judicial and historical terms.

in http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/static/History.jsp

A proposito dell'autore

Laureata in Storia presso l’Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia con uno studio sulla società longobarda dell'Italia meridionale nell'Alto Medioevo, ha conseguito la Laurea specialistica in Archivistica e biblioteconomia presso lo stesso Ateneo con una tesi sulle biblioteche digitali per gli studi medievistici. Autore di Storia Digitale | Contenuti online per la Storia: blog-repertorio che dal 2007 si propone di monitorare e selezionare iniziative e progetti presenti nel web utili agli studi storici.

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