Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Fact or Fiction? Beware of the Body Snatchers!

The Resurrectionists

by Linore Rose Burkard

from, Myths and Mysteries of the Regency

During the Regency, (ca.1800-1820)  if you had to bury a loved one, surprisingly, you might have been warned to guard the gravesite against thieves. 
A group of infamous "resurrectionists" at work.

One might object that they were not burying artifacts of value, or jewelry, or possessions, with the dead. So what was there to steal? 

Ahem.


At this time in England there was a burgeoning field of medical
inquiry. Bodies were needed for the research which was so vital for practicing physicians...


(CLICK HERE to read the full post on the history blog.)


PS: Tomorrow is the start date for the giveaway of Debbie Lynne Costello's debut novel, SWORD OF FORGIVENESS. You'll get an email reminder to come by and leave a comment to be entered.

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