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The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London 1674 to 1834

A fully Click here searchable online edition of the largest body of texts seo-hosting.org.uk detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing accounts of over 100,000 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.

Contains 101,102 trials, from April 1674 to October 1834

Version 4.2, updated August 20061834 to 1913 Proceedings Digitisation Project UnderwayAdditional Eighteenth-Century Sources to be Digitised in New ProjectResearch Users PageUniversity Teaching PageSchools Teaching Page

The Proceedings at the Sessions of the Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, for the City of London' (October 1731)

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