Burial Rites Setting

Hannah Kent
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Hvammur

Hvammur was the township where the District Commissioner, Bjorn Blondal, had his governmental offices. It was also where Agnes’ murder trial was held and where the district office that Jon Jonsson reported to was located. It was at Hvammur that officials decided who would execute Agnes and the other murderers.

Breidabolstadur

Breidabolstadur was where Assistant Reverend Thorvadur Jonsson lived with his father who was also a priest. Thorvadur would travel by horse each day to the farm where Agnes was staying until her execution.

Kornsa

Jon Jonsson and his family lived on a farm in Kornsa. He was called upon by his Commissioner to take custody of Agnes, a convicted murderer, while she awaited her execution.

Stora-Borg

Agnes was held in a store room as temporary quarters until she was transferred to the farm of Jon Jonsson in Kornsa where she would work as a farm maid until...

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