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Digging in the Dark

A History of the Yorkshire Resurrectionists

Ben W Johnson

‘It is nature that teaches us to use the bodies of the dead to preserve the bodies of the living,’ argued a solicitor’s clerk found guilty of body snatching in 1831. He is just one of the Yorkshire grave-robbers, from many walks of life, who appear in this compendium of grim tales. Johnson vividly describes the resurrectionists’ macabre methods, the violent public protests against their activities and the private anguish of their victims’ families.
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  • Publisher: Pen & Sword
  • Year: 2017
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 164pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 234x156mm
  • ISBN: 9781473878174
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.3kg
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