CommonLII has just announced that, thanks to Australian High Court Justice Michael Kirby, it is now making the English Reports from 1220-1873 available online. (Well, from 1457, really; the 1220 cases, of which there are a great many, are nonetheless outliers: the dates leap from 1220 straight to 1457. The data were provided by Justis.
The cases are in PDF and not searchable, so far as I can tell. OCR of that old type would be a nightmare anyway.
I have to say it is an impressive sight to look at the four centuries of links to this great . . . [more]