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Advice for School Teachers and Resources for Students at Key Stages 2 through 6

Please note that these pages have not been substantially updated since 2005.

An Introduction to the Site

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey; The Old Bailey Courthouse; Newgate Prison; People in the Courtroom; How those Convicted were Punished; How to Search the Proceedings

Journey to Tyburn

Setting out from Newgate; The Journey; A Last Drink; Tyburn Tree; The Anatomists; The Execution

Activities for Students

Tasks in History; English; Literacy; ICT; Maths; Geography; Sociology; PSHE; Citizenship; History of Art

Primary Sources for Schools

Images and Texts about Bow Street; The Old Bailey; Newgate; Tyburn

Teachers' Notes

Opportunities for Teaching History; Cross-Curricular Links; Citizenship Education; Introductory Reading


National Events and Key Developments in Crime and the Old Bailey from the 1530s to the 1830s

Schools Bibliography