The Tudor Society

Tudor Burial

As yesterday was the anniversary of the burial of Queen Elizabeth I in 1603, I thought I'd share these two talks on Tudor burial from the Tudor Society archives.

In this two-part series on burial in Tudor times, I discussed how the remains of a commoner were prepared for burial, then those of the wealthier classes, with real examples from the records, and I also discussed the subjects of embalming, and heart and entrails burial.

Links for images

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 -

Links and Further Readings

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Tudor Burial