Sunday, March 06, 2016

Bones of Real-life Tess of the d’Urbervilles Found?

Bones of Real-life Tess of the d’Urbervilles Found?: Archaeologists may have uncovered the bones of the woman who inspired Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles. While excavating the site of a former prison in Dorchester, the archaeologists located a skull and other remains believed to belong to Elizabeth Martha Brown, who was hanged at the Dorchester prison in 1856. A teenage Hardy was in attendance at her hanging, an experience which left a profound and lasting impact on him.


pattinase (abbott) said...

Had no idea it was based on a true story. Wow! First Richard III and now this.

Bill Crider said...

It will be interesting to see how this turns out.