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Lichfield talk to explore 18th Century work of bodysnatchers

The work of bodysnatchers during the 18th Century will be explored at a talk in Lichfield.

Erasmus Darwin House will host the talk by Ruth Richardson at 7.30pm on January 31.

A spokesperson said: “Join Ruth as she discusses the practice that continued into the 1830s of bodysnatchers robbing fresh graves of their contents to supply dissection rooms.

“In her talk, she will argue that Mary Shelley was not unique as a writer of fiction whose imaginative life and creativity was influenced by that fearful epoch.”

To book call 01543 360260 or email

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