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tales from the Police courts of the metropolis

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19th century, London, police courts

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A fanatic causes a disturbance at St Paul’s.

It was midday on 24 April 1883 and the verger to the Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral (a Mr Green) was close by the choir... • posted 1 day ago

Blasphemy, Race and Empire collide as an undertaker appears before the Southwark...

I am often reminded of how tremendously ignorant I am of some aspects of history. Most of my  study has been concerned... • posted 2 days ago

‘What every brave Englishman should do’? Risk their life to help stop crime?

Today we are constantly urged to avoid becoming embroiled in street crime for fear that we might be injured or worse if we... • posted 3 days ago

A terrible discovery in Bunhill Row reveals a domestic tragedy.

Elizabeth Collinson was employed as a servant in the household of Mr Morris, a cabinetmaker in Curtain Road, Shoreditch.... • posted 4 days ago