DB: The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913
London’s central criminal court 1674-1913
With assistance from the University of Hertfordshire, the Open University and the University of Sheffield the site makes available the transcripts of every trial heard at the Old Bailey, the central criminal court in England, from 1674 to 1913.
This included a total of more than 210,000 criminal trials. These are covered in more than 110,000 pages of text and some 120 million words – together with 195,000 digital images, contemporary maps, images of the courtroom and information on the historical and legal background to the Old Bailey court. Also included are the biographical details of around 3,000 men and women executed at Tyburn.
In January 2011 co-directors Tim Hitchcock and Robert Shoemaker were awarded the Longman-History Today Trustees Award for their „major contribution to history over the past year or years“.
It is a remarkable database for research on non-elite people and the history of crime.