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London and its Hinterland

Life in London, 1674-1834

London's cultural and social makeup, its physical layout and economic conditions were transformed between 1674 and 1834. The articles below provide basic background information on these developments, and guides for searching the Proceedings for relevant cases.

 

If you are just getting started you may wish to browse the history of the Proceedings, or see our notable trials page - specially selected trials of particular historical interest.

Population, Built Environment, Social Structure, Occupations, Culture and Politics

Population, Built Environment, Social and Occupational Structure, Culture and Politics

Population, The Built Environment, Social and Occupational Structure, Culture and Politics

A Population History of London

Population Change, The Demography of Crime

The Built Environment, The Goods of Life, What People Stole

Economies, Two-Way Traffic, Rural Crime

Currency and Coinage, Cost of Living

Glossary

Guide to unfamiliar terms.

Bibliographies


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