Early Modern Crime and the Law


This website gathers together resources and material from my research on crime in early modern Britain.

Law and Disorder in Early Modern Denbighshire

My PhD research (1999-2002) was primarily concerned with crime and disorderly behaviour in Denbighshire 1660-1730, using the records of Great Sessions and Quarter Sessions.

Background and Resources

Crime from Print to Digital

Old Bailey Online

Since 2006 I’ve been project manager for the Old Bailey Online and its spinoffs.


Wales and the Law: an anthology


Cases in court records and manuscripts

Crime, Order and Violence in Seventeenth-century England and Wales: Denbighshire, Flintshire and Cheshire, c.1590-1715

Chester Great Sessions

A few images and transcripts of documents from the Cheshire Court of Great Sessions