William Burke's Skeleton

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Title

William Burke's Skeleton

Subject

William Burke's skeleton

Description

Burke was found guilty of the murder on 25th December 1828 and hanged in the Lawnmarket on 28th January 1829, his sentence being that he be hanged and publicly dissected. His skeleton was saved.

Creator

William Burke

Publisher

Anatomical Museum

Date

1828

Contributor

John Martin

Rights

The University of Edinburgh

Format

Image

Identifier

Serial killer hanged in 1829 for his part in the West Port murders.

Coverage

The Anatomy Murders

Files

burke skeleton.jpg

Citation

William Burke, “William Burke's Skeleton,” Enlightenmens, accessed December 4, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/788.

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