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Regency Crime and Punishment: The Bow Street Runners

“In fiction as well as in reality the dramatic element nearly always was supplied by the Bow Street Runner, popularly supposed to be a miracle of detective skill though indeed at the beginning of the century the establishment at Bow Street for the detection of crime was of a character that would have made a … Continue reading

Regency (H)/(N)ot Spots: Old Bailey

From 1674 to 1913, The Central Criminal Court of England (popularly known as the Old Bailey for the road adjacent) was the major case court for most of England and Wales.  Now built on the site of medieval Newgate Prison, it continues to hear major criminal cases. Before the Great Fire of 1666, the criminal … Continue reading