Making A Killing: How Much Money Did Burke and Hare Make?

Notorious murderers Burke and Hare made money from their killing spree by selling the bodies of their victims to anatomist Dr Robert Knox. But how much money did they actually make during their ten month killing period? Join me in this episode where I take a closer look at the prices paid for the corpses… Continue reading Making A Killing: How Much Money Did Burke and Hare Make?

The Hope Street Body Snatching Scandal: Liverpool

In 1826 one of the biggest discoveries of cadavers awaiting shipment to the anatomy schools of Scotland was made at George Dock in Liverpool. In this episode, I take a look at the case in more detail, from the bodysnatchers involved to the total body count and even the types of barrels used. In the… Continue reading The Hope Street Body Snatching Scandal: Liverpool

Why Did Anatomists Hire Body Snatchers?

Join me as I discuss the rise of the professional body snatchers and discover why students & anatomists decided to stay out of the graveyard