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Old Bailey Online - The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913 - Central Criminal Court

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. If you are new to this site, you may find the Getting Started and Guide to Searching videos and tutorials helpful. To search the Proceedings use the boxes on the right or go to the Search Pages. April 2013 Update: Celebrating our Tenth Anniversary April 2013 marks the tenth anniversary of the launch of the Old Bailey Online, and the 100th anniversary of the last published edition of the Old Bailey Proceedings. The year's update includes a few minor corrections.

Crimeculture Christopher Pittard, University of Newcastle There are two points to consider when talking about Victorian detective fiction: firstly, that the detective story as a distinct genre is a product of the nineteenth century; and secondly, that only a small amount of the detective fiction produced at the time is still read and studied. For most people, Victorian detective fiction is constituted by the Sherlock Holmes stories (despite the fact that a number of these stories were written well into the twentieth century) and perhaps the trio of Dupin tales written by Edgar Allan Poe in the 1840s. North Berwick witch trials - Union of Crowns to Union of Parliaments In 1590 James VI presided over a witchcraft trial. James became personally involved in this particular trial because he believed that Francis Stuart, 5th Earl of Bothwell, had plotted with a coven of witches to bring about his destruction. While sailing to Scotland to marry James, Anne of Denmark’s ship had met with trouble and James went to rescue her. On their return, their ship was nearly capsized in stormy seas. This was said to have happened while a coven witches gathered on the Auld Kirk Green in North Berwick. A confession from a Prestonpans schoolmaster named John Fian implicated Bothwell.

Sir Henry Morgan What must first be made clear is that Henry Morgan was not a pirate. A rogue maybe, but not a pirate. He was a privateer. This meant he held a paper issued by a representative of the English government, the governor of Jamaica, empowering him to fight the Spaniards on England's behalf. His pay was in effect what he managed to steal from Spain. Today this might seem a dastardly way for any government to conduct itself, but in the world of the 17th century these were accepted means of conducting naval war among European powers.

Joyful Molly UNDER CONSTRUCTION (status: September 2010) Until this part has been updated, please see the original list here. Thanks a lot for your patience. “How on earth can I write about something I don’t know anything about?!” This question started the “useful list”; a helpful link-collection for myself and my fellow authors of Age of Sail fiction. How to bury a witch 28 October 2014Last updated at 06:01 ET By Louise Yeoman BBC Scotland Fife Council archaeologist Douglas Speirs uncovered the Torryburn slab Back in 1704, in Torryburn on the south west Fife coast, they had a problem disposing of toxic material - it was what you might call a toxic witch problem.

Gunpowder Plot The Gunpowder Plot of 1605, in earlier centuries often called the Gunpowder Treason Plot or the Jesuit Treason, was a failed assassination attempt against King James I of England and VI of Scotland by a group of provincial English Catholics led by Robert Catesby. The plot was revealed to the authorities in an anonymous letter sent to William Parker, 4th Baron Monteagle, on 26 October 1605. During a search of the House of Lords at about midnight on 4 November 1605, Fawkes was discovered guarding 36 barrels of gunpowder—enough to reduce the House of Lords to rubble—and arrested. Most of the conspirators fled from London as they learned of the plot's discovery, trying to enlist support along the way. Several made a stand against the pursuing Sheriff of Worcester and his men at Holbeche House; in the ensuing battle Catesby was one of those shot and killed. Background[edit]

7 Clever Google Tricks Worth Knowing Email Below I have compiled a list of 7 clever Google tricks that I believe everyone should be aware of. Together I think they represent the apex of the grand possibilities associated with Google search manipulation tricks Witches' Ladder: the hidden history Chris Wingfield, Researcher 'The Other Within' project When a string of feathers was found in a Somerset attic alongside four brooms, suspicions of witchcraft began to fly. This hint of rural magic and superstition captured the imagination of the Victorian folk-lore community, however not everyone was convinced. Hanging in the "Magic and Witchcraft" case in the court of the Pitt Rivers Museum is a strange object from Wellington in Somerset. [Pitt Rivers Museum number: 1911.32.7] It is a one and a half meter long string with a loop at one end through which feathers have been inserted along its length.

Hearts Through History Romance Writers By Jody Allen On Dec 20 2011, 7:03 am As writers no matter if you write historical or contemporary, fantasy or suspense,we all do research to make our characters come alive in their period and locations. For those writing fantasy world building is the key, but for those of us who write historicals we must rely on the historical facts of an event or era or location to give credibility to our story. Hearts Through History Romance Writers By Margaret Breashears On Apr 7 2014, 2:45 pm in nineteenth century life, Texas On one of my jaunts to explore local Texas history I stopped at the Heritage Village Museum in Woodville, Texas. From the outside I could see some old historic buildings.

How to become an Ascended Master of Google-fu… Because Google is like a jetcar with a 20-speed manual gearbox, first gear is plenty for most people. However, if you want the other 19 gears, here are some ideas to get you fired up (just make sure you’re pointing in the right direction first)… Google’s 2nd gear - Exact-fu Without much doubt, I think the two basic Google tricks everyone should know are:- If you want an exact word match (i.e. not a nearest sound match, or a plural/singular), precede the word with ‘+’. This is most useful when (as is often the case with historical research) you’re looking for a particularly obscure word or name, for which Google will suggestion zillions of alternatives.

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