More from Dr Dan O'Brien
The disrupted funeral of Richard Russell
The rowdy and disorderly funeral of Richard Russell in 1784. Russell was a local magistrate whose funeral was disrupted by the noise and behaviour of a large, enthusiastic crowd.
A grand funerary journey.
Describing a grand funeral conducted by the Company of Upholders – including the room where the dead man rested at Exeter Change and the organisation of his long journey back home for burial.