April 27, 2008

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 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.
  • Il y a deux, helas
  • Not so, since the archives have been expanded.
  • These aren't the proceedings I needed to use for my thesis in grad school (I was a medievalist) but the wider availability of original legal sources should generate some brilliant new social history over the next few years. I'm really excited about this.
  • Won't let me search. I am unhappy.
  • This site cries out for a "show random entry" button. Or maybe a "highlights" section?