A fully searchable online edition of the surviving reports of the Old Bailey trial proceedings, together with an extensive database of associated records and many informative background articles. A magnificent resource for researchers.
Wonderful online resource. Many highwayman and Robin Hood ballads. Excellent search facilities.
Online reissue of the Navarre Society edition published in five vols in 1926; contains many short lives of highwaymen. Unfortunately, the texts are composites drawn from several eighteenth-century and early nineteenth-century collections, so serious scholars need to use this collection with care. It is indexed.
A different online edition; it is based on the Navarre Society text, but supplements it with additional cases and material drawn from other sources. The site has a bibliographical note listing various editions of the works that are loosely referred to as ‘Newgate Calendars’.
Includes a section containing news reports of highway robberies along with material on many other crime-related topics.
Site dedicated to the seventeenth-century highwayman Claude Du Vall.
Some ballad texts, also articles and interviews.
Annotated and very extensive.
A collection of documents and images, with a bibliography and links to other sites.
A dictionary of thieves’ slang taken from The Universal Etymological English Dictionary, by N. Bailey, London, 1737.
Reviews and articles, some source material. See especially the Rogue’s gallery, which has a list of links, a bibliography and some useful documents. These include The Life and Death of Mrs. Mary Frith, Commonly Called Mal Cutpurse.
Articles on criminology.
Large collection of classic texts in electronic form. Among the texts included are:
The following gateway sites will lead you to further links on topics relating to English history and literature:
Early Modern Resources (Sharon Howard)
A well-maintained and valuable resource, with a special section on law and order, also a page of links to Early Modern Bibliographies and Early Modern E-Prints, a directory of open-access academic papers and publications.
Luminarium (Anniina Jokinen)
Medieval, Renaissance and seventeenth-century literature and its background.
The UK higher and further education gateway to online humanities resources.
Gateway site maintained by the Institute for Historical Research (UK).
Selected Internet resources covering all academic subject areas. Maintained by the Centre for Digital Library Research, Strathclyde University.
Early Modern Literary Studies. WWW-Accessible Resources (Perry Willett)
Links to resource materials useful to literary scholars working in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.