Case studiesIn this section we have prepared a number of case studies and activities based on the records of prisoners from our database. Each Case Study has an introductory animation or video, activities and background material (including the original records where possible).
Aaron Layton - The Ely Rioter Riots and instability in the early 19th Century
Henry Catlin, age 14 - Deported Transportation and Penal Servitude in Britain 1750-1900
John Walker - Convicted for Stealing Onions
A Typical Crime
Lucy Lowe alias Ellis - Child Murder The attitudes to poor women and children in the 19th century and their treatment.