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Burke and Hare
Edinburgh Notes: Burke and Hare
- A synopsis of the story of these serial killers.
H2G2: Burke and Hare - The Bodysnatchers
- Information on bodysnatching in 19th-century Britain, how the infamous duo operated, and what happened after they were caught.
Online Encyclopedia: William Burke (1792-1829)
- Biographical entry on the convicted murderer, from the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica.
- The dark side of Edinburgh's fame for its medical schools was the trade in cadavers. Photographs of city landmarks accompany the story of Burke and Hare.
Trivia-Library.com: Graverobbers and Dr. Robert Knox
- Two-part essay on Burke and Hare follows up on the murderers' best customer and their female companions, after William Burke was hanged.
Wikipedia: Burke and Hare Murders
- Biographical article on the immigrant laborers who briefly had a lucrative trade in murder.
- Lurid and moralizing account of his crimes, trial, and execution. Includes excerpts from an interview with the condemned murderer. From the Newgate Calendar.
The Scotsman: Burke and Hare - Murder for Money?
- Profile of these infamous criminals. (February 21, 2005)
The Corpus and the Hare
- Supply rose to meet demand in nineteenth-century Edinburgh. Unfortunately, the demand was for fresh corpses. [Modern Drug Discovery] (October 01, 2000)
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