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Bradford 12: Self-Defence is No Offence

Anandi Ramamurthy's history of the Bradford 12 trial, in which twelve members of the United Black Youth League were arrested on conspiracy charges for preparing to defend their community from fascists.

City of London Police Museum

Purpose-built museum is a collaboration between the City of London Police and the City of London Corporation’s Guildhall Library.

Crime and Punishment Collection Network

Aims to represent and assist museums, libraries, archives and heritage sites concerned with the topic of crime and punishment.

Crime and the Victorians

A BBC History article covering crime, penal policy, and the development of policing in Victorian Britain, with a bibliography.

London's Central Criminal Court 1674 to 1913

An interesting read highlighting crime in 19th century London and providing details of Old Bailey cases.

The Newgate Calendar

Features the entire text of the Newgate Calendar, a hugely popular 18th and 19th century work telling the stories of notorious criminals and their punishments.

Outlaws and Highwaymen

Presents a history of highwaymen and medieval outlaws, from the 14th to the 19th centuries, including references in ballads, songs and tales.

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey

Searchable collection of texts that detail the thousands of criminal trials held at London's central criminal court from 1674 to 1913.

Smugglers' Britain

Explores the story of smuggling in 18th and 19th century Britain, with an extensive collection of articles, e-books to download, profiles of famous smugglers, a bibliography, and genealogical resources.

Stand and Deliver

Offering articles about highwaymen of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Stephen's Study Room

A collection of articles on British military and criminal history in the 20th century, with sections on war crimes and trials, spying, courts martial, notable criminal cases organised by decade, and people who received posthumous pardons.

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