ICONIC CORPSE: Charles Byrne the Irish Giant

What do you think? Remains should be displayed and learned from, or that we should #FreeCharlesByrne?

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***LEARN MORE***

“Why the Skelton of the ‘Irish Giant’ Could Be Buried at Sea”
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-skeleton-irish-giant-could-be-buried-sea-180969443/

“Making Kinship with Human Remains: Repatriation, Biomedicine and the Many Relations of Charles Byrne”
Nash, Catherine. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Volume OnlineFirst: 1 – Jan 1, 2018

“The Tallest Man in England”
https://www.stgeorges.nhs.uk/about/history/st-georges-hospital/the-tallest-man-in-england/

“Why a London Museum Should Return the Stolen Bones of an Irish Giant”
https://theconversation.com/why-a-london-museum-should-return-the-stolen-bones-of-an-irish-giant-94774

“The Saga Of The Irish Giant’s Bones Dismays Medical Ethicists”
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/03/13/514117230/the-saga-of-the-irish-giants-bones-dismays-medical-ethicists

“After Sustained Campaign, Irish Giant’s Bones May Finally Be Released From London Museum”
http://www.thejournal.ie/charles-byrne-remains-4083747-Jun2018/

“A Living Colossus; the Surprising Irish Giant – Charles Byrne (1761-1783), the Hunterian Museum, London
http://thelondondead.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-irish-giant-charles-byrne-1761-1783.html

Irish Lives – Charles Byrne
https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/irish-lives-1.1241279

Free Charles Byrne project: http://freecharlesbyrne.com/

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