Burial Rites - Chapters 1-3 Summary & Analysis

Hannah Kent
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There was a public notice posted by Bjorn Blondal, District Commissioner announcing that the belongings of Natan Ketilsson would be put up for auction on March 24, 1828 at Illugastadir. These items included stock, hay, furniture, and dishes and would go the highest bidder.

In a letter from Bjorn Blondal dated March 20, 1828, to the Very Reverend Johann Tomasson, the commissioner replied to a letter from Tomasson who asked how Petur Jonsson would be buried. Jonsson was murdered and burned with Natan Ketilsson between the 13th and 14th of March There was a question whether he should be buried on consecrated ground because he had been convicted and punished for robbery and other crimes. Since he was not listed in the letter from His Majesty the King as outside the Christian way, Tomasson was buried alongside Nathan with Christian rites.

In a letter from Blondal dated...

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