The New Newgate Calendar

A Criminal Record

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a compilation of historical legal and crime resources for genealogists, historians and students

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Prison at Christmas

As Christmas approached I decided to look in the British Newspaper Archive confident it would have some suitably salutary stories... • posted 450 days ago

Visualising Black Sheep Ancestor

Preparing for my upcoming talks, I spent rather too much time creating this image using emojis.  There is actually no... • posted 651 days ago

Imprisoned in Play

  I will be speaking at the Horrible Histories? Children’s Lives in Historical Contexts conference on Thursday... • posted 703 days ago

The Chemist as Accessory To Murder

A cartoon from the 1850s published in response to the trial of Ann Merritt who was accused of poisoning her husband with... • posted 826 days ago