The Sexton’s Tales: The Exhumation of Ophelia

Stephanie E. Chatfield  

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.

Please, if you have any trouble downloading the podcast, please email me at stephaniepina @

2 thoughts on “The Sexton’s Tales: The Exhumation of Ophelia

  1. I have listened this and really loved it, I am wondering how I can get the other audios podcast series as well!

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