Eccentric or enlightened? Unusual burial and commemoration in England, 1689 – 1823

  title={Eccentric or enlightened? Unusual burial and commemoration in England, 1689 – 1823},
  author={C. Gittings},
  pages={321 - 349}
Abstract This article shows how personalized funerals, pre-planned by the deceased, did not first occur in the later twentieth century, but had already appeared in England between 1689 and 1823. Twenty-six interments are surveyed, revealing who had unusual burials, why they did so, and what influenced them in their choices. All but two were male, mainly elderly, and most were professionals with sufficient wealth for their wills, which are a major source in this study, to be proved in the… Expand
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