a look at how the media tackled
crime in the 18th and 19th centuries.
from the British Library website
The original series of this
work, by R. Sanders was published in
five volumes in 1760 and narrated
from 1700 till then.
There were many later editions. Later series
were issued from about 1820 as
the Newgate Calendar, and the
New Newgate Calendar
weekly from 1863 to1865. There was
also an Annals of Newgate
by the Rev. M. Villette and others (1776).
a list with the necessary links to
the attendent websites where details
of these murders maybe found
One of the most interesting websites
to appear on the internet in
a good long time.
A fully searchable online edition
of the largest body of texts
detailing the lives of non-elite
people ever published,
containing accounts of over
100,000 criminal trials held
at London's central criminal court.
The first execution at Tyburn
took place in 1196, the last in 1783.
The first hangings were carried
out from tree branches on the bank
of the Tyburn River, but in 1220
a pair of gallows were
built on the site. The Triple Tree
(the name given to the gallows)
was built in 1571, and removed in
1759 because it was
obstructing the highway.
A mobile gallows was used
until public executions
ceased there........the fate of
many a malefactor