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House of Commons Library Briefing Papers:

Coroners' investigations and inquests, SN03981

Coroners and Justice Bill: coroners and death certification, RP09/07

Reuse of graves, SN04060

Other sources of information:

Julian Litten, ‘The English Way of Death: The Common Funeral since 1450', (London, 1991)

Ruth Richardson, ‘Death, Dissection and the Destitute', (London, 1987)

Helen MacDonald, ‘Human Remains: Dissection and its Histories', (London, 2006)

Peter C. Jupp, ‘From Dust to Ashes; The Replacement of Burial by Cremation in England, 1840-1967', (London, 1990)

Lionel Rose, ‘The Massacre of the Innocents: Infanticide in Britain, 1800-1936', (London, 1986)

Michael MacDonald, ‘Sleepless Souls:  Suicide in Early Modern England', (Oxford University Press, 1990)

Nick Kemp, ‘Merciful Release: the History of the British Euthanasia Movement' (Manchester University Press, 2002)

Sylvia M. Barnard, ‘To prove I'm not forgot': Living and Dying in a Victorian City', (Manchester University Press, 1990)

Olive Anderson, ‘Suicide in Victorian and Edwardian England', (Oxford University Press, 1987)

Patricia Jalland, ‘Death in the Victorian Family' (Oxford University Press, 1996)

Julie-Marie Strange, ‘Death, Grief and Poverty in Britain, 1870-1914' (Cambridge University Press, 2005)

Christopher Dorries, 'Coroners' Courts A Guide to Law and Practice', (Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, 2004)

Dame Janet Smith (Chairman), 'The Shipman Inquiry Third Report, Death Certification and the Investigation of Deaths by Coroners', (Cm 5854, 2003)

David A Smale, ''Davies' Law of Burial, Cremation and Exhumation' (Shaw and Sons, 7th edition, 2002)



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