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If I didn't have a job already I would totally apply for this RA/project manager post on the Intoxicating Spaces project. #earlymodern 🍺

Let's not forget The Notorious Jack Matthews had a daughter. This is how the second officer of the Steamship Ganges fared when he tried to steal something from her brothel on Gough Street Cardiff in 1891...

My great uncle Jesse Sweet, and my great-grandparents Esther and Alfred, caused trouble in the Welsh valleys in the 1930s. Jesse was given 9 months hard labour by Justice Branson - grandfather of @richardbranson.

With the interpretation of Old Bailey cases in the news, a reminder that I use @OldBaileyOnline in class & wrote a thing about it once

It's Local History Month! @HALHistory Hertfordshire Association for Local History promotes the study and enjoyment of local history in Hertfordshire

#LocalHistory19 #localhistorymatters

Wow! This policeman's notebook dates from 1869, making it 150 years old! We're transcribing it to preserve the content - we love the memo "moustaches"! Amazing to think that @EssexPoliceUK, or Essex County Constabulary as it was then known, was only 30 years old at the time!


Latest Blogs

Tracing gang members – the complicated case of Charles ‘Darby’ Sabini

May 14, 2019

With the Peaky Blinders set to return to our screens later this year, Prof Heather Shore takes a look at the complicated lives of one of the families that has featured in the series, the Sabinis.


Figuring out the past: crime statistics as social history

March 4, 2019

What can crime statistics tell us about the past? PhD researcher, Ashley Borrett, examines the interwar crime rates for Hull to find out more.

cover of the Hull and East Riding source guide

WDYTYA? Our Criminal Ancestors in 50 Family History websites to watch in 2019

February 12, 2019

Our Criminal Ancestors features in Who Do You Think You Are? magazine’s 50 websites to watch in 2019.

Upcoming Events

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Rethinking the Death Penalty: Mitigation, Abolition and After

June 19, 2019

2019 is the fiftieth anniversary of the permanent abolition of the death penalty for murder in Great Britain. To mark the occasion, this seminar will provide an opportunity to examine the past, present and future of the death penalty.