A Curious Invitation present London Month of the Dead
RAISING DR DODD - John Hunter's Mission to Resurrect the King's Chaplain
A Live, Illustrated Zoom Talk with historian Wendy Moore
Tuesday 20th October 2020 at 7:00 pm

In May 1777 the Reverend Dr William Dodd was sentenced to hang. As honorary chaplain to George III, Dodd had become the most fashionable clergyman of the age before his fall from grace over a silly attempt at forgery. A huge public campaign to save his neck, backed by the writer Samuel Johnson, was in vain and Dodd was taken to the gallows at Tyburn on 27 June. Yet even as he felt the noose around his neck, Dodd had not lost hope of being saved. For if Samuel Johnson’s words had failed him, Dodd fully believed that the talents of his friend John Hunter, the infamous surgeon and founder of the Hunterian Museum, would bring him back from the dead.

In this fascinating talk, Wendy Moore, the best-selling author of The Knife Man, Wedlock and Endell Street, reveals the posthumous adventure of the corpse of Rev Dr Dodd.

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Wendy Moore
Wendy Moore is a freelance journalist and author of five non-fiction books on medical and social history. Her first book, The Knife Man, tells the story of the maverick medical pioneer John Hunter. Her latest book, Endell Street, was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week. You can see more of her work at www.wendymoore.org.

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