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Listen or Download.   The file is about 32mb and is archived in zip file.  I am grateful to Emlyn Harris for allowing me to share this podcast with you. You can download a copy here at or if you use iTunes, it is available there as well. The Sexton’s Tales series were originally broadcast by the BBC between 1995 and 1997. This episode, narrated by the writer Emlyn Harris, features the tragic life and death of Elizabeth Siddal. Siddal’s body was exhumed from London’s Highgate Cemetery following a request from her husband Gabriel Dante Rossetti to retrieve a book of poems buried in the coffin.

The Sexton’s Tales – Episode 1 Elizabeth Siddal

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Written by Emlyn Harris

Music by Emlyn Harris

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PDF Files

Little Journeys is a series of biographical essays written by Elbert Hubbard.  Each volume is thematic and contains several historical figures.  A few titles include  Little Journeys to Homes of Great Lovers, Good Men and Great, Famous Women, English Authors, American Statesmen, and more.

From my own personal collection, I have scanned portions of Little Journeys that are relevant to the Pre-Raphaelites so that you may read them.  All files are in PDF form.

Christina Rossetti

John Ruskin

William Morris

Great Lovers:  Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Elizabeth Siddal





 PDF File:  Handwriting Analysis of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Elizabeth Siddal


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