The fascinating Murder and Grave Robbery at The Museum of London takes place on Monday 19th November 2012, for those who have an interest in the grim and macabre history of London. This disturbing discussion will delve into 1830’s London and discover how it was shaped by the introduction of the Anatomy Act, which allowed doctors to obtain human bodies for study.
Victorian expert and author, Sarah Wise, who will be leading the Murder and Grave Robbery at Museum of London discussion, will reveal the shocking truth behind the body snatchers, or Resurrection Men, as they were known. She will also explore the lives of the unwealthy and poor in London and vividly describes how their fate was connected to the many brutal acts that were done in the name of medical progression.
This talk is inspired by the Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men Exhibition, which displays a burial ground of over 260 graves at the Royal London Hospital. Many of these human remains showed evidence of autopsy and amputation, uncovering the dark history of Victorian London.
The discussion of Murder and Grave Robbery at Museum of London endeavours to enlighten and fascinate you with the grim and grotesque world that the Anatomy Act created. Make sure not to miss out on this wonderfully fascinating event.