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Extracts from The New and Complete Newgate Calendar

Extracts from The New and Complete Newgate Calendar by William Jackson

William Jackson's "Extracts from The New and Complete Newgate Calendar" is a gripping collection of stories that delve into the criminal underworld of 18th and 19th century England. The author masterfully brings to life the stories of infamous criminals, their heinous crimes, and the shocking, often brutal, punishments they faced.

Each chapter of the book is dedicated to a different criminal, providing a detailed account of their life, their crimes, and their eventual fate. From highwaymen to murderers to con artists, Jackson's storytelling is captivating and at times chilling. The vivid descriptions of the crimes committed and the harsh realities of life in Newgate prison paint a vivid picture of the darker side of society during this time period.

Despite the sometimes gruesome subject matter, Jackson's writing is engaging and informative. He weaves together historical context, legal details, and personal anecdotes to provide a well-rounded look at each criminal and their impact on society. The inclusion of newspaper clippings, court records, and other original sources adds authenticity to the stories and gives readers a sense of the historical significance of these criminals.

Overall, "Extracts from The New and Complete Newgate Calendar" is a fascinating and thought-provoking read that sheds light on a lesser-known aspect of British history. Whether you're a true crime enthusiast, a history buff, or simply looking for an engaging read, this book is sure to captivate and educate.

Book Description:

Volume One of the New and Complete Newgate Calendar, covering the years 1700 through 1723, relates stories of British trials, the persons accused and the crimes committed. It is primarily based upon contemporary newspaper and pamphlet accounts of these trials. Where the criminal is particularly well known, such as the highwayman, burglar and escape artist Jack Sheppard, other sources were used as well.
The readings used here are selected to illustrate different aspects of the eighteenth century criminal world and the British legal system.

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