Tag Archives: London

Digitizing the Hanging Court

30 Aug

Digitizing the Hanging Court

“Cutpurses! Blackguards! Fallen women! The Proceedings of the Old Bailey is an epic chronicle of crime and vice in early London. Now anyone with a computer can search all 52 million words…The Old Bailey (in 1809) was the venue for more than 100,000 criminal trials between 1674 and 1834, including all death penalty cases.”


The (Secret) City of London, Part 1: History

25 Aug

England has TWO cities of London. Who knew?


Amy Winehouse (Full) The Untold Story – Documentary Channel 5

11 Sep


“Amy Winehouse: The untold story charts the rise and fall of this extraordinarily gifted but tragically flawed individual — and hears exclusively from her ex-husband Blake Fielder Civil, talking about their massive drug binges and their stormy relationship.”



Early Video on the Emancipation of Women, 1890-1930

16 Jul
Let Women Vote

Let Women Vote (Photo credit: San Diego Shooter)

Early Video on the Emancipation of Women, 1890-1930
London 1896 – street scene showing traffic. Narrator states “News cameramen in those early days dashed to record all kinds of events.” Man with a stills camera rushes towards the newsreel camera to get in position to take a photograph of people alighting from a car. High angle shot of a parade of nurses, an animated circle is used to emphasise the fact that a cameraman is seen in the foreground of the shot. “Thanks to them and their hand operated cameras we do have coverage of some aspects of history in the early 20th century.” A holiday crowd is filmed by an early cameraman and the narrator points out that although the men clown around for the benefit of the camera, “the women in the picture seem more passive, more subdued.” The narrator asks a rhetorical question about what women’s lives were like in the 1890s. An unidentified speaker relates how women were expected to be feminine. Narrator states the aim of this documentary – to use archive film to trace the struggle for women’s rights and to show how womens’ lives were reshaped by the end of the 1920s.

Click on link to view video>>>http://www.britishpathe.com/video/emancipation-of-women-1



13 Jul
Country stats

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