The Victorian Way of Death

The victorian way of death

A key to understanding how Victorian Britons viewed life is to understand how they confronted death. Historian Dan Cruickshank puts his detective skills to the test in this gripping history documentary. He pieces together the fate of five apparently unrelated corpses and uncovers a story of bizarre extremes. Body-snatchers, and graveyards so full the limbs of the dead could be seen, soon emerge.

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