The New Newgate Calendar

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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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Charles Dickens celebrates the newspaper industry and its portrayal of ‘modern’...

Given that surviving archival records of the Metropolitan Police courts of the Victorian period are very few are far between... • posted 1 day ago

‘The poor animal was dreadfully exhausted’. Animal cruelty as a cabbie is prosecuted...

To some very real extent Victorian London was powered by the horse. Horses pulled cabs and carts, coaches, trams and omnibuses,... • posted 2 days ago

Soldiers are caught stealing from the stores as amateur football is eclipsed by the...

An impression of the 1892 FA Challenge Cup final at Kennington Oval between West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa Yesterday... • posted 3 days ago

‘You nearly killed this old woman’: ‘If not, I  ________ will soon!’ Jealousy...

Most of the domestic violence cases that I have written about over the last three years of this blog have involved men beating... • posted 4 days ago