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8 June 2021

Alas Poor Yorick! The Reburial of Sterne’s skull

Reburial of Sterne

Reburial of Sterne

On This Day 8th June in 1969, the skull and femur of Laurence Sterne were reinterred at Coxwold, outside the church where he once preached. The bones were rescued from their original grave in London as the site was to be built over.

Sterne had become his alter ego. Alas Poor Yorick!

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