Folklore: England

Dury, S. 1994

‘Funeral plants and flowers in England: some examples’, Folklore, 105, 101-103.

Frisby, H. 2015

‘Drawing the pillow, laying out and port wine: the moral economy of death, dying and bereavement in England, c.1840-1930’, Mortality, 20:2, 103-127.

Frisby, H. 2009

‘“These horrid superstitions”: death and dying amongst the English “folk”, c. 1840-1914’, in M. Rotar, V. Tudor Roşu and H. Frisby (eds) Proceedings of the Dying and Death in 18th-21st Century Europe, Cluj-Napoca: Accent, 167-183.

Halliday, R. 2010

‘The roadside burial of suicides: an East Anglian study’, Folklore: 121:1, 81-93.

Puckle, B. 1926

Funeral Customs: their Origin and Development, London: T. Werner Laurie Ltd.


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