Monday, 21 April 2008

Old Bailey database enhanced

Simon Fowler, editor of Ancestors magazine, posts on the magazine blog about an update to the free Old Bailey database. There is a new website address, www.oldbaileyonline.org and you can now search an extended range of dates by key word as well as by person.

The sentence that particularly caught my attention in the blog posting was "Historians have suggested that the cocaine habit only really arrived (in London) with Canadian troops during the First World War." Go to the blog to see Fowler's comments based on searching cocaine in the Old Bailey trial proceedings.

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