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Researching Eighteenth-Century Fraud in the Old Bailey: Reflections on Court Records, Archives, and Digitisation

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Researching Eighteenth-Century Fraud in the Old Bailey : Reflections on Court Records, Archives, and Digitisation. / Griffiths, Cerian .

In: Acta Universitatis Lodziensis. Folia Iuridica , Vol. 2020, No. 91, 01.03.2020, p. 9-24.

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Griffiths, C 2020, 'Researching Eighteenth-Century Fraud in the Old Bailey: Reflections on Court Records, Archives, and Digitisation', Acta Universitatis Lodziensis. Folia Iuridica , vol. 2020, no. 91, pp. 9-24.

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Griffiths, Cerian . / Researching Eighteenth-Century Fraud in the Old Bailey : Reflections on Court Records, Archives, and Digitisation. In: Acta Universitatis Lodziensis. Folia Iuridica . 2020 ; Vol. 2020, No. 91. pp. 9-24.

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