The Southwell ‘vampire’

The MBA Local Heritage Series Number 3 is now available as a download under the Publications tab.

The Dangerous Dead: The deviant burial at Southwell, Nottinghamshire in a wider context examines the archaeological remains found in 1959 of a human skeleton with iron nails driven into the ankles, chest and shoulders. A common practice in Anglo-Saxon England, the remains are that of a ‘deviant’ – a person who did not conform to society’s laws.