The Worst Man in London

 Seven years after her death, the coffin of Elizabeth Siddal was exhumed so that her husband, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, could publish the poetry he had buried with her. It was a secret act, yet eventually the deed came to be known and has added a macabre tinge to the tale of Elizabeth Siddal. Rossetti was not present when his … Read more

Dr. Jan Marsh: The death of Elizabeth Siddal remembered at Highgate Cemetery

Thank you so much to Dr. Jan Marsh for sharing this. If you have not had the pleasure of reading them, I highly recommend her books Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood and The Legend of Elizabeth Siddal. The 150th anniversary of Elizabeth Siddal’s death on 11 February 1862 from an opiate overdose is being marked at her graveside … Read more