The story of William Burke and William Hare, two Irish men living in Edinburgh in 1827, who spied an opportunity to make money through murder. Now known as simply the Burke and Hare murders or The West Port Murders, this is dark history that took advantage of a very unique and grisly opportunity.
Burke & Hare (IMDB) – Not exactly factual, but a darkly funny film with Simon Pegg playing William Burke. What’s not to like? This is actually a pretty good introduction to the murders, despite obviously needing to be taken tongue in cheek.
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