Dec 29, 2019
Death Photos of the Victorian Age - memento mori
British "natural death" burial laws
The Highgate Vampire case of the early 1970s
(Source: Atlas Obscura)
"When St. Peter Street graveyard was close to capacity, city officials established St. Louis Cemetery #1. At the time, Esteban Miro was the governor of New Orleans, and his allegiance was to Spain. Therefore, when the St. Louis Cemetery was developed, the wall vault system that was popular in Spain at the time was adopted for those who wished to be buried stylishly above ground. Ground burial also continued at St. Louis Cemetery."
Burke & Hare - notorious resurrectionists turned murderers, inspired:
"Saved by the Bell" etymology derives from boxing, not grave bells