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Burial in Tudor times – Part 2: Embalming and heart and entrails burial

A lovely subject, I know! Yes, in today's Claire Chats talk I'm discussing how the remains of the wealthier classes and royals were prepared for burial. I discuss the different types of embalming before moving on to the practice of heart and entrails burial. I also look at what we know from primary sources documents about how various Tudor royals were prepared for burial. You'll find all the links and further reading recommendations below the video.

Links and Further Readings

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  1. R /

    This was an absolutely fascinating series to listen to Claire! Thank you so much for taking the time to put it together. Funerary practices are incredibly interesting, particularly with respect to the spiritual value placed on our various innards.

    1. < / Post Author

      Thank you! I love researching all the rites of passage and traditions, and things like this are incredibly interesting.

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Burial in Tudor times – Part 2: Embalming and heart and entrails burial