Catharine Arnold





Catharine Arnold

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Catharine Arnold read English at Cambridge and holds a further degree in psychology. A journalist, academic and popular historian, Catharine's previous books include the novel "Lost Time", winner of a Betty Trask award. Her London trilogy for Simon & Schuster comprises of "Necropolis: London and Its Dead", "Bedlam: London and Its Mad" and "City of Sin: London and Its Vices".


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Necropolis: London and its ...
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 717 ratings — published 2006 — 6 editions
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Bedlam: London and Madness
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The Sexual History of Londo...
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 346 ratings — published 2010 — 9 editions
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Underworld London: Crime an...
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City of Sin: London and its...
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Changling
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Lost Time
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Globe: Life in Shakespeare'...
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8-8-88 Symbols of a Life Path
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“Meanwhile, we have carved out a place for ourselves among the dead; the glittering pinnacles of commerce rise along the skyline, their foundations sunk in a charnel house; and the lost lie forgotten below us as, overhead, we persaude ourselves that we are immortal and carry on the business of life.”
Catharine Arnold, Necropolis: London and its Dead

“The Romans feared their dead. In fact, Roman funeral customs derived from a need to propitiate the sensibilities of the departed. The very word funus may be translated as dead body, funeral ceremony, or murder. There was a genuine concern that, if not treated appropriately, the spirits of the dead, or manes, would return to wreak revenge”
Catharine Arnold, Necropolis: London and its Dead

“More than a hygenic method of disposing of the dead, cremation enabled lovers and comrades to be mingled together for eternity:

The ashes of Domitian were mingled with those of Julia; of Achilles with those of Patroclus; All Urnes contained not single ashes; Without confused burnings they affectionately compounded their bones; passionately endeavouring to continue their living Unions. And when distance of death denied such conjunctions, unsatisfied affections concieved some satisfaction to be neighbours in the grave, to lye Urne by Urne, and touch but in their names.”
Catharine Arnold, Necropolis: London and its Dead

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