The Tudor Society

Burial in Tudor Times – Part 1: Shrouding

In today's Claire Chats video talk, I start a two-part series on burial in Tudor times and discuss how the remains of a commoner were prepared for burial. It's an interesting topic. Next week, I will talk about the deaths of wealthier people, with real examples from the records, and also the subjects of embalming and heart and entrails burial.

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Further Reading

  • Death in Medieval Europe: Death Scripted and Death Choreographed edited by Joelle Rollo-Koster
  • Death and Burial in Medieval England, 1066-1550 by Christopher Daniell
  • The Corpse: A History by Christine Quigley
  • Birth, Marriage and Death by David Cressy
  • Forensic Medicine and Death Investigation in Medieval England by Sara M. Butler
  • The Ritual of the Early Modern Death, 1550-1650, by María Isabel Romero Ruiz, Universidad de Málaga -
  • Medieval Deaths, Funeral Rites & Rituals -

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Burial in Tudor Times – Part 1: Shrouding