Portraits of William Burke and Helen McDougal on trial in Edinburgh in 1828 for the West Port murders.

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Title

Portraits of William Burke and Helen McDougal on trial in Edinburgh in 1828 for the West Port murders.

Subject

Murder trials in 18th century Edinburgh

Description

William Burke and William Hare carried out murders in the West Port, Edinburgh throughout 1827 and 1828. They sold the bodies to an anatomy school. Burke and his lover, Helen McDougal, stood trial in December 1828.

Creator

N/A

Date

1829

Contributor

Fiorella Gambetta, Ashley Jais, Megan Behm, Luke Burns

Rights

Public Domain

Format

1 print: etching with watercolor

Language

English

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Citation

N/A, “Portraits of William Burke and Helen McDougal on trial in Edinburgh in 1828 for the West Port murders.,” Enlightenmens, accessed August 18, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/792.

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