Frankenstein and the Three Spaniards

Did the classic monster novel inspire Virginia’s bizarre attempt to shock three dead pirates back to life?

On August 17, 1827, Virginia performed what was called by Richmond author Asbury Christian as a “Carnival of Death.” Three Spaniards named Pepe, Couro, and Felix were tried and convicted in Richmond’s Federal Court for piracy…

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Dale M. Brumfield

Dale M. Brumfield

Anti-death penalty advocate, cultural archaeologist, “American Grotesk” historyteller and author of 11 books. More at www.dalebrumfield.net.

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