Memento Mori Verses

Within the churchyard of St John the Baptist in Keele, you will find some wonderful headstones from the 18th century that feature Memento Mori verses. It was common in the 14th to 18th centuries to feature symbols and/or writings of…

Headstones of Cornwall

Our latest holiday took us to Cornwall and we stayed in a lovely lodge near Saltash that I highly recommend.  Click here to view Tamar Lodge. I’m totally transfixed that centuries later, you can stroll among the dead in old…

Cadaver Stones

Cadaver Stone in Stamullen

Cadaver stones were often laid over the tombs of the wealthy during the times of the plague (14th and 15th centuries). They are designed to show what happens to our bodies once buried, hence the opened funeral shroud. A number…