crime and punishment

they came to a city
from prehistory to 1066
the early middle ages
London contrasts
the late medieval city
onward and upward
trading streets and trading parishes
a London neighbourhood: the crossroads
London as theatre
pestilence and flame
after the fire
crime and punishment
the lost rivers of London

Thereby Hangs A Tale


Dick Turpin, more legend than fact

a look at how the media tackled
crime in the 18th and 19th centuries.
from the British Library website

Newgate Calendar
(or Malefactor's Bloody Register)
The original series of this
work, by R. Sanders was published in
five volumes in 1760 and narrated
notorious crimes 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 appeared
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

related internet links

the Madeline Smith Case.
a multimedia website detailing
all the facts about this murder

from the
Alexander Crawford Lamb Collection
held at the Dundee Central Library

though highway robbery has always
been a threat to the traveller,
the period from the mid-seventeenth
to the late eighteenth century is
regarded as the heyday of the
‘highwayman’, that mounted robber
who, usually alone, preyed on
travellers then galloped away

the companion website to
published by Pimlico Books.

the londinium augusta website is
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