The Old Bailey online archive
All the cases discussed in the programme can be found in the Old Bailey online archive a fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.The Old Bailey online archive
The website makes available a fully searchable, digitised collection of all surviving editions of the Old Bailey Proceedings from 1674 to 1913, and of the Ordinary of Newgate's Accounts between 1676 and 1772.
It allows access to over 197,000 trials and biographical details of approximately 2,500 men and women executed at Tyburn, free of charge for non-commercial use.
Guest: Professor Peter King
Professor Peter King (Open University) who works primarily on crime, justice, poverty and welfare 1680-1850.Professor Peter King
Guest: Professor Judith Hawley
Professor Judith Hawley (Royal Holloway University of London) is currently working on a group biography of the Scriblerus Club and is General Editor of an eight-volume anthology of primary texts, Literature and Science, 1660-1832 (Pickering & Chatto, 2002-3).Professor Judith Hawley
Guest: Jeremy Barlow
Jeremy Barlow, musician and author has a special interest in English popular music from the 17th and 18th centuries. His recording of The Beggar's Opera (Hyperion) won an Edison award.Jeremy Barlow
The programme was recorded on location at Dennis Severs House, Spital Square, an 18th century house in East London. Its creator was Dennis Severs, who lived in the house in much the same way as its original occupants might have done in the early 18th century.Dennis Severs House