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The Undiscovered Country: Journeys Among the Dead

The Undiscovered Country: Journeys Among the Dead by Carl Watkins

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By Carl Watkins

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We know what happens to the body when we die, but what happens to the soul?

The result is an enthralling journey into Britain’s past, from medieval hauntings on the Yorkshire moors and eccentric memorials on the Cornish coast to seances in Victorian kitchens and gallows tales from a Bristol gaol.


27 Jan 2019


A surprisingly entertertaining, interesting and informative book about beliefs about death, or rather what happens to us after death, between 1400's and 1900's in Britain. As we're taken through the ages and changes in beliefs the author weaves the information into stories about real people and places with such a chatty, witty stlye it's easy to read even though it's quite an academic piece of research by a Cambridge historian. Recommended for anyone who's ever wondered about an afterlife or lack of one.

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