I want to know about Garrow’s London – where do I start?

November 9, 2010

Hi everyone,

If you want to find out more about the cases that inspired this series of Garrow’s Law, as well as more information about the period, then the best place to start is the website http://www.oldbaileyonline.org.  It’s not just about cases, there is a real wealth of historical information and analysis on the site, http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/static/History.jsp

Don’t forget to try putting in your own name to see whether your great great great great grandparents were ever accused of stealing a hanky!

After that, if you want some info about the Bar and the Old Bailey, then there is a really awesome book called ‘The Bar and the Old Bailey” written by Allyson May.  There is a preview on google books, but otherwise you’ll have to buy it.  It’s worth it though.

Then, as far as Garrow is concerned there is his biography, written by John Hostettler and Richard Braby.  For extra bits of info, check out the Garrow Society http://www.garrowsociety.org . This also has info on the mystery of Lady Sarah.

As the series progresses, I’ll put some info up here with links to further information about the cases that inspired the series and where you can find more info about them.

Happy surfing!


Second series of Garrow’s Law?

March 1, 2010

Hi everyone.

Thanks so much for all your emails about the show, I have tried to get back to as many as I can. I’m glad people enjoyed it. Even where people found things in the show that they didn’t agree with – whether beards, wigs, gavels, the word ‘hung’, I hope that it has been helpful to have someone to put these questions to!

Now, about that second series…  Some of the most eagle eyed have noticed that writer Tony Marchant, when asked what he was working on at the moment, said the second series of Garrow’s Law!  http://essentialwriters.com/tony-marchant-5119.htm

I can’t give you a definitive answer about the second series I’m afraid, but I can tell you the same as I told the people who came to my lecture on Garrow’s Law (at the University of Hertfordshire’s Historical Studies Conference at Cumberland Lodge earlier this month) … at the moment,  I too am working on the second series of Garrow’s Law!

Watch this space!!!

very best wishes