"‘An idealist and a dreamer, he died of loneliness and a broken heart, searching for a shrine he never found."
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’.
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.
Sitting in the metaphorical shadow of Avebury’s mystical stone circle is the little modest structure of St James' Church.
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
What, so you thought I couldn’t link Sex and the City with bizarre grave controversies? Bet your finest patent heels I can.
Lancaster Priory and the Parish Church of Lancaster are located right next to a medieval castle, on top of a hill overlooking the city.
Sitting like miniature residences between the headstones, these doll’s house graves are a striking example of non-traditional funerary art and changing ideas of grief, innocence, personalisation and burial.