The Old Bailey Proceedings Online Project

On Monday I stumbled upon a free online project of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London’s central criminal court.  I thought I would share this link with others this interesting free resource.  I haven’t spent much time using it but did enjoy reading some of the historical background.  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 between 1676 and 1772. It allows access to over 197,000 trials and biographical details of approximately 2,500 men and women executed at Tyburn, free of charge for non-commercial use.