During the 18th century in Britain, there was a thriving business in black market body snatching. An enterprising duo named Burke and Hare took the practice to its next logical conclusion, but murdering multiple people in order to provide the bodies. Learn the entire true story in here, along with the reason why Ben Franklin had a bunch of skeletons in his basement.

 

Notes:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burke_and_Hare_murders

http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=aa05

http://www.history.co.uk/study-topics/history-of-death/the-rise-of-the-body-snatchers

http://www.history.co.uk/study-topics/history-of-london/invasion-of-the-body-snatchers

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resurrectionists_in_the_United_Kingdom

The Skeletons in Benjamin Franklin’s Basement

The Mystery of the Burke and Hare Murder Dolls

 

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

“Impromptu in Blue” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

“Spacial Harvest” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Lightless Dawn” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

 

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