The Complete Newgate Calendar
New Gate of the City of London, the principal west gate at the point where
Watling Street reached London, roughly along the line of Oxford Street and
Holborn, built in the reign of Henry I, used as a prison from at least 1188, and
rebuilt as such in 1420. It was destroyed in the Gordon Riots
in 1780 but rebuilt in 1783 and used for both civil debtors and criminals until
1815. Thereafter, it was used for criminals only, and from 1881, only during the
sittings of the Central Criminal Court. It was finally destroyed in 1902, part
of the site being occupied by the Central Criminal Court then built.
Or, Malefactor's Bloody Register
The original series of this work, by R. Sanders, was published in five volumes in 1760 and
narrated notorious crimes from 1700 till then. There were many later editions.
Later series were issued from about 1820 as the Newgate Calendar, and the
New Newgate Calendar appeared weekly in 1863-65. There was also an
Annals of Newgate by the Rev. M. Villette and others (1776).
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