Edinburgh’s Dark History: Burke and Hare

I originally wrote this post for the National Museum of Scotland's blog in November 2015. You can read about the Arthur's Seat Coffins, and Five Unsolved Mysteries at NMS here.  William Burke was executed on January 28 1829. As punishment for his crimes he was publicly dissected by the anatomist Professor Alexander Monro (tertius) at the University of Edinburgh. … Continue reading Edinburgh’s Dark History: Burke and Hare