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Death and Resurrection: The Resurrection Men

Death and Resurrection: The Resurrection Men

For social historians
Alec Tritton tells us about Burke and Hare - well known resurrection men. They supplied fresh corpses to the Edinburgh Anatomical Schools - often by murder. Each London anatomical student needed at least three bodies during their training. The only legitimate supply was from the gallows, which yielded just 52 bodies in 1831.

So was Edinburgh the only place to have seen murder just for the trade in human corpses or did London have its own burkers?

You can join Alec for a Questions session after the talk.

There are no special entry requirements for this talk and you do not need to be a Member of the Society of Genealogists to join. Expect a friendly atmosphere, an expert tutor and lots of detail.
One-hour talk on Zoom starts at 14.00 UK time. Cost £10.00; Members of the Society of Genealogists: £5.00. On 30 October an email invitation will be sent to all who have booked which includes a password and link to the talk - remember to check your spam folder! Please ensure you use the same user name that you used at booking, to login to the talk on the day.
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Sat 31 Oct 2020
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