On 12th December 1978, Roman Wardas, a 24-year old Polish refugee took to the stand in Switzerland, accused of stealing Chaplin’s body.
One postcard lead to a story of a murdered covenanter who ended his days in a field in Dumfriesshire
Uri Geller. Illusionist, Magician, Icon. There’s been many more terms hurled his way, but let’s stick with those.
What, so you thought I couldn’t link Sex and the City with bizarre grave controversies? Bet your finest patent heels I can.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was not simply a literary force, but a tragic, romantic, gothic icon whose exploits in sex and death put the rest of humanity to shame.
Some of Queen Victoria’s mourning jewellery is going up for Auction on March 24th 2021 and if you can’t treat the catalogue as the ultimate window-shopping history lesson, then you’re missing a trick.
It’s a twee little statement that love can conquer death, but one that rings romantically true in the adjoining graves of a Dutch Colonel and his aristocratic sweetheart.
Brompton Cemetery is a sprawling necropolis, nestled in the busy – and terribly posh – London Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Friedrich Der Große's grave is rather unusual, and not just for that of a royal. Why? There are always potatoes nearby.
A hair brooch, a name and a cross-continental journey. Hester Ann Barfield 1853-1856.