Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

14/3/2010

Lifting the lid on the macabre history of those buried alive

The horrific tale of Lawrence Cawthorn, a butcher from Newgate Market in London, was published in a pamphlet called The Most Lamentable And Deplorable Accident, in 1661.

It was just one of many stories about premature burial avidly read by the public at the time. for more click here

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