William Corder and the Red Barn Murder: Journeys of the Criminal Body

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"On 18 May 1827 the Suffolk farmer William Corder killed and buried his lover Maria Martin in the Red Barn at Polstead. The discovery of this murder the following year set off a feeding-frenzy in which Corder became one of the most notorious villains in British history, a celebrity criminal for preachers, ballad singers, anatomists, and generations of theatre managers. The Red Barn was almost destroyed for souvenirs and relics while Corder's corpse was dissected and displayed, galvanized and scalped. This original study ...

William Corder and the Red Barn Murder: Journeys of the Criminal Body 2014, Palgrave Pivot, Basingstoke

ISBN-13: 9781137439383

2014 edition

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