Burke and Hare are famous for murdering 16 people and then selling the bodies to Dr Robert Knox for use in his dissection classes.
Found in the ‘Daith Comes In’ gallery at Scotland’s National Museum, the Edinburgh miniature coffins or Burke & Hare murder dolls still have a sense of mystery
Just how much money did Burke and Hare make on their ten month killing spree in Edinburgh? In this post, I’ve collected the figures together and taken a look.
No one knows what happened to William Hare following his release from custody in 1829. Put onto a mail coach to Dumfries, Hare disappeared after being recognised.
Burke & Hare’s last victim was Margaret Docherty, an old woman from Ireland who was in Edinburgh helplessly looking for her son, Michael when she met William Burke.
Burking is the murder method used by Edinburgh murderers Burke and Hare. It’s a term used to describe suffocation and was widely used by the press in the 19th century to describe all manner of attempted assaults.
If you’re interested in the macabre story of the now infamous murderers Burke and Hare, you’ll know that William Burke…