Necropolis: London and Its Dead

Necropolis: London and Its Dead - Catharine Arnold

It's interesting how the dead have been treated throughout history.  It's amazing to me that London is (essentially) one big grave.  It makes sense given the space and the amount of people that have lived there since time began. 

It was interesting to read about cremation and it falling out of favor with the rise of Christianity.  Then it coming back into favor hundreds of years later whether for cost, space, or preference.

This was a bit more academic then I thought it would be.  Don't get me wrong, it was well researched (pages of sources at the back for further reading).  It was entertaining.  I had hoped for a little less dryness and a little more humor.  (See Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers)