Stories about Death

Remember Caesar
In the 1620s, Richard Weston Earl of Portland was living in Roehampton. There's an unlikely story about Weston and his house, told by his contemporary Lord Clarendon: Weston had promised the Earl of...
The Horse-Slaughtering Yard
In the 1800s, the largest horse-slaughtering yard in London could be found in Garratt Lane. Horse-slaughtering was a licensed trade with many rules, so the yard - nestled next to a fireworks factory...
The Wandsworth Walloper
Wandsworth Prison was built in 1851, and in 1878 it began to serve as London's hanging prison, where condemned prisoners were held and executed. It was also frequently the site of corporal punishment...
The Funeral
In the seventeenth century, there were all sorts of awkward rules about all sorts of parts of life - and of death, too. When people died, it was important that their funerals were fitting to their...