Cross Bones Graveyard

8 Apr 2011

‘I was born a Goose of Southwark

by the Grace of Mary Overie

whose Bishop gives me licence

To sin within The Liberty.’

From The Book of The Goose: The Southwark Mysteries, John Constable

In the back streets of south London, a short walk from Shakespeare's Globe, Southwark Cathedral and The Shard, is the…

A originally a graveyard for prostitutes, this was also a graveyard for any unfortunates in the area. During excavations between 1991 and 1998, bodies found there showed residents had suffered from smallpox, TB, Paget’s disease, osteoathritis, and vitamin D deficiency (rather dull those last two). More than 33% were between 22 weeks gestation and seven days after birth, and 11% were less than a year old.

Cross Bones - Wikipedia
Cross Bones is on the east side of Union Street bounded by properties on Borough High Street. It was closed in 1853…

London’s Crossbones Graveyard is the setting for a very eerie Halloween celebration,

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