Seminar: Burial practices as requested in 17th and 18th centuries St Albans wills
January 21, 2021 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM at Zoom
Sometimes, when writing their wills, people requested certain rituals and preferred locations for their interments. This often reflected their social status and religious beliefs. The 17th century saw a steep rise in the middle classes and also an increase in independent thought on religious matters which can often be detected from wills. Pat Howe will introduce the work of the 17th century group and Kate Morris’s research on the 18th century.