This book tells the fascinating story of how Londoners have disposed of their dead during the last 2,000 years, including customs associated with burial and mourning.
Charnel houses and plague pits feature in the first part of the book, but the major part deals with the changes in the 19th century, when the over-crowded churchyards were replaced by the great suburban cemeteries. A mixture of the macabre and the entertaining, this well researched book is an excellent read.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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