The Death and Burial of Cock Robin

The Death of Cock Robin, also known as The Death and Burial of Cock Robin is a somewhat macabre English nursery rhyme describing the murder and the funeral of a rob…more

The Newgate Calendar (1795)

Comprised of the tales of both famous and lesser-known criminals from the 18th and 19th centuries and named after Newgate Prison in London, the Newgate Calendar bec…more

Life and Death Contrasted (ca.1770)

A striking image from the British engraver and publisher Valentine Green, illustrating the idea that life, with all its frivolity and distractions (symbolised by th…more