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About the Proceedings

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey

Publishing history of the Proceedings from their inception to 1834.

Value of the Proceedings as a Historical Source

The reliability of the Proceedings as a transcript of what happened in court.

The rise and fall of advertising in the back pages.

Other books and documents about crimes tried at the Old Bailey.

Trials that exemplify aspects of the Proceedings.


Guide to unfamiliar terms.


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