Trials Of The Centuries
March 17, 2007 10:20 PM   Subscribe

Famous Trials. Transcripts, maps, photos, and personal and historical accounts of some of the most famous trials in history. From Socrates (399 B.C.) to Moussaoui (2006) and everything in between, including the trial of Jesus (30 A.D.), the Salem Witchcraft Trials (1692), Lizzie Borden (1893), the Scopes "Monkey" Trial (1925), Lenny Bruce (1964), the My Lai Courts Martial (1970), O.J. Simpson (1995), the Clinton Impeachment (1999), and 40 others (with plans for additional content). The site also includes other interesting articles such as Trial Heroes and more.
posted by amyms (11 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: posted previously -- jessamyn

Hmm, that Trial of Socrates does seem familiar somehow.
posted by y2karl at 11:50 PM on March 17, 2007

y2karl, I just found your post (I got that you must have been trying to hint at something... lol). Sorry, it didn't show up in my search or I would have linked to it as a "previously." But I'll correct that by doing it here: (y2karl's July 24, 2003, post on Socrates that included a link to the Famous Trials site).
posted by amyms at 12:04 AM on March 18, 2007

Oh, mine was not a unique link but merely the easiest to remember. Not that it matters. It was merely one of many. I think the My Lai Trial for sure has been linked as well on a number of occasions. It was a Go To place in both cases. I can't remember or find a direct link to the home site itself, however, and as it is such a Go To place, I say go for it. So there you go.
posted by y2karl at 12:21 AM on March 18, 2007

The Trial Heroes Horton story is gripping.
posted by BrotherCaine at 1:18 AM on March 18, 2007

The witchcraft trials fascinate me. Thanks for this post.
posted by dabitch at 4:47 AM on March 18, 2007

I really enjoyed the Horton story too.
posted by onalark at 5:10 AM on March 18, 2007

Will third the Horton story praise. A (relatively) long read, but worth it.

The visitor remarked to the judge that if he were to annul the jury's verdict, he would have little or no chance of being re-elected. Horton smiled. "What does that have to do with the case?" he asked.

I love people like that.
posted by kisch mokusch at 5:34 AM on March 18, 2007

Nice post, amyms. Just read the Lenny Bruce trial account, and although I knew a good bit about it already (I've long been interested in Bruce), there was plenty of good info there, presented clearly and economically. I'll certainly check out some of the other accounts you've linked to.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:10 AM on March 18, 2007

posted by monju_bosatsu at 7:55 AM on March 18, 2007

Lizzie Borden was sooooooooooo guilty.

Nice post.
posted by squidfartz at 8:17 AM on March 18, 2007

A search of the onsite Google window with a hyphenated Famous-Trials or in quotes-- "Famous Trials", the first post shows up in the top two or three results. I missed that yesterday.
So, props to foxy_hedgehog's one and only post. Not bad for a first post.
posted by y2karl at 9:27 AM on March 18, 2007

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