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I find many ‘Dead Ends’ during my research. Mere mentions of a body snatching attempt that quite often leads to nothing. I share them because otherwise they will be forgotten. They are intended to be just that, mere snippets of the past.

Transported Beyond the Seas

Hampshire Chronicle: 16 June 1823

A small rowing boat is taking people to a prison ship. Engraving by George Cooke after Samuel Prout.. Credit: Wellcome Collection.

‘Two resurrection men have been tried at Edinburgh for stealing dead bodies, and sentenced to seven years transportation beyond the seas’


Suzie
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I've been researching the macabre world of body snatching since 2005 when I looked at the topic in depth for my Under Grad dissertation. Since then, I've been absolutely fascinated by this often forgotten side of Britain's history.
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