The Old Bailey

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This image, from 1808, depicts an interior courtroom of the "Old Bailey" courthouse.

The illustration is from Microcosm of London (1808), by by Thomas Rowlandson and Augustus Pugin.  The image is online, courtesy Old Bailey Online, where we learn the following information about this famous court:

The court at the Old Bailey was held eight times a year. It heard cases of crime committed in the City of London and the County of Middlesex. The most serious crimes were tried in this court. In this print a witness is being cross-examined. Even today, the Old Bailey is the country's most important crown court, though it is now known as the Central Criminal Court. The present day building is a twentieth-century construction.

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Public-domain image, described above, online courtesy Old Bailey Online.


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