Album artwork for Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses by Bess Lovejoy

But for some of the most influential figures in history, death marked the start of a new adventure.

The famous deceased have been stolen, burned, sold, pickled, frozen, stuffed, impersonated and even filed away in a lawyer's office. Their fingers, teeth, toes, arms, legs, skulls, hearts, lungs and nether regions have embarked on voyages that criss-cross the globe and stretch the imagination.

Counterfeiters tried to steal Lincoln's corpse. Einstein's brain went on a cross-country road trip. And after Lord Horatio Nelson perished at Trafalgar, his sailors submerged him in brandy – which they drank. From Mozart to Hitler, Rest in Pieces connects the lives of the famous dead to the hilarious and horrifying adventures of their corpses and traces the evolution of cultural attitudes towards death.

Bess Lovejoy

Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses

Gerald Duckworth and Co
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Paperback

£9.99

Released 22/09/2022Catalogue Number

9780715654132

Bess Lovejoy

Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses

Gerald Duckworth and Co
Album artwork for Album artwork for Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses by Bess Lovejoy by Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses - Bess Lovejoy
Album artwork for Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses by Bess Lovejoy
Paperback

£9.99

Released 22/09/2022Catalogue Number

9780715654132

But for some of the most influential figures in history, death marked the start of a new adventure.

The famous deceased have been stolen, burned, sold, pickled, frozen, stuffed, impersonated and even filed away in a lawyer's office. Their fingers, teeth, toes, arms, legs, skulls, hearts, lungs and nether regions have embarked on voyages that criss-cross the globe and stretch the imagination.

Counterfeiters tried to steal Lincoln's corpse. Einstein's brain went on a cross-country road trip. And after Lord Horatio Nelson perished at Trafalgar, his sailors submerged him in brandy – which they drank. From Mozart to Hitler, Rest in Pieces connects the lives of the famous dead to the hilarious and horrifying adventures of their corpses and traces the evolution of cultural attitudes towards death.