The Cross Bones Graveyard located in London, United Kingdom: Medieval prostitute cemetery on the outskirts of London
Post-medieval London was a place of decency, civility and god-fearing. But post-medieval suburbs of London were another story, filled with prostitution, disease and mass burial in Cross Bones Graveyard.
Cross Bones Graveyard in south London became known as the "single-woman's" cemetery because of the high concentration of prostitutes, dubbed "single-women" or "Winchester Geese." Since these women of ill-repute could not be given a Christian burial, Cross Bones became an unofficial dumping ground for them and other poor people living in squalor outside of London.
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