Bodysnatching in Southwark


Talk by Kirsty Chilton.

In March 1718, an early body snatching scandal hit the parish of St Saviour's, today called Southwark Cathedral. Who were these resurrection men and the surgeons who paid them, what was the attitude of the law, and how did the ordinary person try to save their loved one from the anatomist's table?


Southwark Cathedral
London Bridge, London, SE1 9DA
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