Monday, May 26, 2008

The Old Bailey Goes Online.

Proceedings of nearly 200,000 trials at the Old Bailey, the main criminal court in London, are now available online; they span the years 1674 to 1913.

Have a look at the two cases involving suffrage leaders Emmeline Pankhurst, Christabel Pankhurst, Frederick Pethick-Lawrence, and Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence for their actions to "unlawfully and maliciously damage certain property, to wit, glass windows, the property of the liege subjects of our Lord the King" and, in Mrs. Pankhurst's case, "feloniously procuring and inciting a person or persons unknown to commit felony" (May 1912, April 1913).

About the photo: Emmeline Pankhurst. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

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