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Trying to find records about crime, policing and punishment in your ancestry or local history - See #crimehistory #geneaology #familyhistory Source Guide available ‘getting started’ @wdytyamagazine @RiponMuseums #familyhistory #geneaology

Absolutely fascinating session by @ourcriminalpast today - looking forward to working with them in the future

Looking forward to @ourcriminalpast session today at #Ripon library @nycclibraries - hope to see you there!

Our Children and Youth on the Move @histchild conference kicks off this week - check out out conference programme here:

We continue to use many #FirstWorldWar slang words today... #WW1 #slang #DidYouKnow

Childbirth, infancy and childhood: bedtime read by @JessBrandwood on one writer's recollections of health and the working-class family @Writing__Lives

‘Welsh criminal history is under-researched, and 'Crime, Courts and Community in Mid-Victorian Wales' opens a new window onto the experiences of the people of Montgomeryshire.’ #twitterstorians #welshhistory #victorianhistory

#OtD 16 June 1953 construction workers in East Berlin downed tools against a 10% increase in work norms, sparking a ten-day uprising across the country. Workers formed strike committees, took over state media, and fought the army.

"There is a danger that where home-working becomes too strongly branded as a ‘family-friendly’ option for women, gender segregation is further entrenched."
Trace the history of home-working with Summer Showcase exhibitor @HistorianHelen:


In my @HistoryToday article on Lady Chatham, I talk about a machine used to treat her rheumatism through electrical therapy. Here's a picture of one, pioneered by surgeon Miles Partington, who treated Lady C in 1785. #history #twitterstorians #histmed

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Convict Prison Lives in Victorian London

April 24, 2018

Convict Prison Lives in Victorian London by Helen Johnston, Barry Godfrey and…

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‘Beyond the control of his parents’: Reformatory and Industrial Schools in Yorkshire

April 11, 2018

By Lucie Wade, Leeds Beckett University Reformatory and Industrial schools were Victorian…

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Borstal Goes to War

April 11, 2014

This article was previously published on the Our Criminal Past website on…

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