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.
Links for images
- You can browse the beautiful Bedford Hours at http://www.bl.uk/turning-the-pages/?id=d06e9f02-074d-46f7-a46c-090548b402d5&type=book see ff. 255V at the bottom.
- You can see images of a body being wrapped in a winding sheet or shroud and being carried for burial from the 1310 Murthly Hours at http://rosaliegilbert.com/deaths.html and you can browse the whole manuscript at http://digital.nls.uk/murthlyhours/folios.cfm - see specifically f.162r and f.170r
- 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 - http://www.anmal.uma.es/numero17/Romero.htm
- Medieval Deaths, Funeral Rites & Rituals - http://rosaliegilbert.com/deaths.html