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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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‘The weakness of the dangerous classes’: attitudes to poverty are at the heart...

This week I will begin teaching my third year module at Northampton which focuses on the Whitechapel Murders and East End... • posted 13 days ago

A light fingered minister is caught in the act

The reverend William Ogborne was an unexpected occupant of a police court dock when he appeared before Mr Tyrwhitt in early... • posted 18 days ago

A servant so drunk she could hardly stand up

We are now, thanks to Downton Abbey and (previously) Upstairs Downstairs  pretty familiar with the dynamics... • posted 20 days ago

No happy ending for buttons in this East End pantomime

Throughout the history of crime the roles of ‘fences’ (receivers of stolen goods), pawnbrokers, and those involved... • posted 24 days ago