Burke and Hare

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Edinburgh

In 1827, William Hare and William Burke became laborers in _______.

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Edinburgh University

Whenever there’s elderly lodger died from natural causes, Burke and Hare would creep into the cemetery, dig their coffins, snatch their bodies, put each body in a tea chest, and carry it to _____’s medical school.

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Dr. Robert Knox

a well-known anatomy lecturer who desperately needed corpses for anatomy lessons offered them around £7 and 10 shillings for the corpse.

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burking

In November 1827, when a lodger fell unwell, Burke suffocated him by covering his mouth and nose while holding him down; this smothering method became known as "_____."

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Ann and James Gray

Burke and Hare managed to get away with murder for 11 months before Irishwoman Margaret Docherty's body was found by ________, two visitors to Hare's boarding house.

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Hare

The Lord Advocate of the court attempted to coax a confession from one of the four because he needed more proof to convict, and he chose _____.

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January 28, 1829

Burke was later found guilty of three murders and hung on ______, in front of up to 25,000 cheering spectators.

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Dr. Monro

Burke's corpse was openly dissected by _______, a rival of Dr. Knox, in the anatomical theater of Edinburgh University's Old College, drawing so many onlookers that a small riot broke out.

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West Port Murders

Burke and Hare were responsible for 16 total murders, which came to be known as the ______.

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Anatomy Act 1832

It improved the availability of cadavers by allowing the dissection of unclaimed remains from workhouses within 48 hours.

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Thomas Tuite

In November 1825, _____, a bodysnatcher, is apprehended by a guard in Dublin, Ireland, with five bodies and a pocket full of sets of teeth.

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Abraham Lincoln

In November 7, 1876, ____’s body is taken by a group of forgers who break into Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois, and hold it hostage.

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November 1825

In _______, Thomas Tuite is apprehended by a guard in Dublin, Ireland, with five bodies and a pocket full of sets of teeth.

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November 7, 1876

In ______, Abraham Lincoln's body is taken by a group of forgers who break into Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois, and hold it hostage.

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November 1827

In ______, when a lodger fell unwell, Burke suffocated him by covering his mouth and nose while holding him down; this smothering method became known as "burking."

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Helen McDougal

The both of them met them Burke and ________ moved into a rented house — managed by Hare and Margaret.

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Hare and Margaret

The both of them met them Burke and Helen McDougal moved into a rented house — managed by _______.

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£7 to £10

They carried the body to Dr. Knox's office at night after loading it inside a tea chest. For each body, they received _____.

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Margaret Docherty

Burke and Hare managed to get away with murder for 11 months before Irishwoman _____’s body was found by Ann and James Gray, two visitors to Hare's boarding house.

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London

Knox, whose reputation was in ruins, relocated to _____ in an effort to rebuild his medical profession.

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