Shakespeare's Tomb

Story of Shakespeare’s Stolen Skull

Clip | 2m 30s | Video has closed captioning.

In 1879, a story, written anonymously, appeared in a British magazine called Argosy. Written like a piece of gothic fiction it tells of grave robbers breaking into Holy Trinity Church, lifting Shakespeare’s tombstone and making off with his skull. Helen recounts the ghoulish details of the story and how the theft was motivated by money.

Aired: 04/18/16

Rating: TV-PG

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