The Old Bailey Proceedings Online

Description: 

"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". This project provides access to over 197,000 trial records and biographical details on approximately 2,500 persons executed at Tyburn. "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, 4,000 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". The Old Bailey Proceedings Online is entirely open source and free access.

Director(s): 
Clive Emsley, Tim Hitchcock, and Robert Shoemaker
Contact: 
oldbailey@sheffield.ac.uk
period: 
1674-1913
geographical region: 
London, England
funding bodies: 
Arts and Humanities Research Council, and the Big Lottery Fund
Affiliation(s): 
University of Hertfordshire, the University of Sheffield, and the Open University
API: 
Content Area: 
Archives
Editions
Databases
Geographical/Maps