Replevying a Corpse As a hardened reader of sensationally horrible deaths in the Victorian press, you would think that very little would shock. Yet there is a category of mortuary stories that has given me pause. I refer, of course, to stories involving writs of replevin on corpses. What?
The Seven Babies in No. 77 Appalled by articles about the horrific discovery of infant corpses at two mortuaries in Detroit, I bring you a grim and grewsome story about a Victorian London undertaker similarly neglectful of his duties.