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The English Way of Death: The Common Funeral Since 1450 Hardcover – 30 Apr 1991

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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd; 1st Edition edition (30 April 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0709043503
  • ISBN-13: 978-0709043508
  • Package Dimensions: 26.2 x 19.8 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 968,989 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The author takes the reader from the pomp of the post-medieval funeral to the anonymity of present day obsequies. The book examines the rise of undertaking as a trade and the changing etiquette which governed burial - lavish parades for the rich and interment in a woollen shroud for the poor.


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