History Talk with Don Chiswell - Body Snatchers

History Talk with Don Chiswell - Body Snatchers

Body Snatchers Discover the true story behind the infamous Burke and Hare, who while not actually body snatchers, are always associated with the name. The fear of the body snatchers was very real and extraordinary measures were taken to counter their trade: on one occasion resulting in a two hour gun battle. Why did the medical profession condone the practice? How was it brought to an end, or has it? What happened when the body snatchers came to Peterborough? Wednesday 9 January 7.30pm

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