Newgate Prison was a prison in London, at the corner of Newgate Street and
Old Bailey just inside the City of London. The prison was extended and rebuilt
many times, and remained in use for over 700 years, from 1188 to 1902.
"Chronicles of Crime or the New Newgate Calendar" is a biographical record of
the more notorious criminals confined at Newgate. "The New Newgate Calendar" was
first published in 1773, and has continued over the years with numerous
compilers. In 1886, Camden Pelham published this two volume set which contains
"a series of memoirs and anecdotes of notorious characters who have outraged the
laws of Great Britain from the earliest period to the present time".
Listing the details of both the people and cases, you will find men and women
who have been caught being coiners, extortioners, forgers, fraudulent bankrupts,
footpads, highwaymen, housebreakers, incendiaries, imposters, murderers,
mutineers, money-droppers, pirated, pickpockets, rioters, sharpers, traitors and
An interesting read for anyone, but invaluable information if you happen to
find a relative listed here.
High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book. This CD has
been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed,
enlarged and printed out if required.
Chronicles of Crime Volumes 1 and 2 - ebook