Day of the dead

For individuals those with a legacy to protect, or secrets to hide it might be time to consider a new section in the will. Or we could take a page out of Shakespeare's book: his grave in Holy Trinity Church, in Stratford-upon-Avon, is engraved with the following curse: Good friend for Jesus sake forbear/ To dig the dust enclosed here!/ Blest be the man that spares these stones,/And curst be he that moves my bones.

Lovejoy is the author of 'Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses'

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