A good friend of mine, Cloud, the most attractive white cat you have ever seen, is a bit of a history and crime buff. She gave me a great tip about The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London, 1674-1834 . You can search texts of the "non-elite people . . . , containing accounts of over 100,000 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court." The cases range from "stealing a Silver Pint Mug" to "Trespass, in Cursing and speaking several false and seditious Words against his Majesty, and for drinking the Pretender's Health".
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