The New Newgate Calendar


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stories from a nineteenth-century prison

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What has that old villain been doing to you?

The following story is based on documentation of a historical case of child sexual abuse, including the victim’s testimony.... • posted 274 days ago


Theatre Royal, Launceston Tasmania, Monday 27 July 1874 Theatre Royal, Launceston, from Weekly Courier, 19 August 1905, p.... • posted 1112 days ago

Infanticide at the Star Inn

North Quay, Friday 16 October 1835 Sarah Bowles is up early, scouring the streets for bones and paper. She sees William Munsford... • posted 1149 days ago

Very poor and respectable

Sarah Martin’s sitting room. New Year’s Eve, 1839 Eleanor Simmonds looks tired but chatters away as Miss Martin... • posted 1217 days ago