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London's Crypts and Catacombs
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Have you ever wondered what lies beneath your feet when you walk into an ancient church or through a graveyard? The mystery of what lies beneath. Did you know that some of London's most famous cemeteries have catacombs? This book explores some of the most intriguing vaults, crypts and catacombs of London and where you can still find some of them. Some are even open to public view.



Crypts were often built by rich and powerful families to lay to rest their family remains. Many of London's church crypts have been converted into cafes and restaurants to meet London's twentieth- and twenty-first-century needs, but others still retain their occupants.



Authors Dr Robert Bard and Adrian Miles, an expert in the field of post-medieval burials and funerary archaeology, take the reader on an intriguing journey of discovery through London's vaults, crypts and catacombs. London's Crypts & Catacombs contains many unique photographs and is a haunting insight into the process and burial of our ancestors.

Architecture & DesignArchitectureReligious buildingsHistory & PoliticsLocal interest, family history & nostalgiaLocal history Publisher: Amberley Publishing Publication Date: 15/11/2018 ISBN-13: 9781445678696  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Robert Bard is an author and historian, a former pilot for Jersey European Airways, and a long time keen yachtsman who has had a continuous contact with Alderney, Guernsey and Jersey for over thirty-five years. He has written several books for Amberley Publishing, including Elstree & Borehamwood Through Time and Tyburn, the Story of London's Gallows. He lives in Elstree. Adrian graduated in Archaeological Sciences from the University of Bradford in 1984 and has worked for the archaeology departments of the Museum of London since 1986. He has been a Senior Archaeologist since 1990 and has specialised in the excavation of burials since 1988, particularly from the Post-medieval period.

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