In the 16th and 17th centuries, plenty of rural parishes in Scotland utilised a communal coffin of sorts called a ‘common mortkist’, ‘bier’ or ‘parish coffin’.
A village on the outskirts of Grimsby isn’t exactly the typical location for an enormous Norwegian funerary monument.
The frankly massive bulge in Noir’s trousers made his memorial a popular destination for women visiting Père Lachaise for over a century...
Nanette (incorrectly recorded as ‘Nanetta’ on her stone) is a forgotten music hall star and little person who died with a huge following.
The idea of a hunched poker-playing corpse inside a pyramid has a undeniable more public appeal.
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.
Louth Cemetery, servicing a small market town, holds as much awe and history as any city burial ground.
Legsby St Thomas: A place for worship, farmers, locked chest mysteries and grave stories waiting to be told.
Brompton Cemetery is a sprawling necropolis, nestled in the busy – and terribly posh – London Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
A hair brooch, a name and a cross-continental journey. Hester Ann Barfield 1853-1856.