Epacris (epacris) wrote,

Next, the Rumpole Version? Also Paris; Pigeons, & ... ? hmmm

Another history archive online from the UK (see 'Shoulders we stand on' 25-Nov-2006, below)
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London 1674 - 1834
A fully searchable online edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing accounts of over 100,000 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.

Contains 101,102 trials, from April 1674 to October 1834
[1834 to 1913 Proceedings Digitisation Project Underway]

Additional Eighteenth-Century Sources to be Digitised in New Project
We have received funding from the Economic and Social Research Council to digitise a wide range of related printed and manuscript sources to create a comprehensive electronic edition of primary sources on criminal justice and the provision of poor relief and medical care in eighteenth-century London. This project, 'Plebeian Lives and the Making of Modern London, 1690-1800', will make it possible for the first time to reconstruct how 'ordinary' Londoners interacted with various government and charitable institutions in the course of their daily lives.
(It's planned to be completed in 2010.)

A place to stay in Paris :) ... in my dreams, in my dreams ...
The Hotel Lutetia: www.lutetia-paris.com/anglais/index_f.html

Pigeons of Kingston (Surrey, UK) Under the Gun
An online forum/comment thread to a local story that shows ... well, it's cold and dark outside in the UK this time of year -- www.surreycomet.co.uk/ mostpopular.var.1039169.mostviewed. marksman_called_in_to_kill_kingstons_pigeons.php

Suck it and see: www.chrononhotonthologos.com
Tags: archives, history, humour, travel

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