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Burial clubs - the unfriendly societies

June 11th, 2009

Episode 98 of 474 episodes

Friendly Societies were popular in the 19th Century, and were regulated by law. Surprisingly, burial clubs, which offered a form of life insurance, didn't always fall into this category, and provided many incentives to commit fraud - and even murder!