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Douglas O. Linder, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, has created this Famous Trials website. It offers selected documents including testimony, judgments and commentary on many famous trials.
Many are American, but they are also non-US trials in the collection.
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913
fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.
Dying Speeches & Bloody Murders: Crime Broadsides collected by the Harvard Law School Libary
Just as programs are sold at sporting events today, broadsides -- styled at the time as "Last Dying Speeches" or "Bloody Murders" -- were sold to the audiences that gathered to witness public executions in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain. These ephemeral publications were intended for the middle or lower classes, and most sold for a penny or less. Published in British towns and cities by printers who specialized in this type of street literature, a typical example features an illustration (usually of the criminal, the crime scene, or the execution); an account of the crime and (sometimes) the trial; and the purported confession of the criminal, often cautioning the reader in doggerel verse to avoid the fate awaiting the perpetrator.
The Harvard Law School Library has put online its collection of more than 500 broadsides covering the period 1709-1891.