Burial Rites Summary
Hannah Kent

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Burial Rites Summary

Burial Rites” by Hannah Kent is based on true events. It is the dramatization of the final days of Agnes Magnusdottir who had been tried and convicted of murdering two men and then setting the farm where they were killed on fire. Agnes Magnusdottir was the last woman ever to be executed in Iceland.

Agnes had two accomplices who were also convicted of the crimes. Agnes and the others were sentenced...

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