The The Grave of William Makepeace Thackeray, Kensal Green Cemetery, London

The Grave of William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-63) The plain stone slab surrounded by a low rusted railing is now difficult to read. Nearly 2,000 mourners gathered at the cemetery for the burial, including such famous writers as Dickens (who stayed behind as the earth was filled in), Trollope and Browning, and many "ordinary people" (see Taylor). Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee, 2006. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]


Coones, Paul. Kensal Green Cemetery: A Concise Introductory Guide & Select List of Notable Monuments, Together with a Plan. Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery, 1994.

Taylor, D.J. Thackeray: The Life of a Literary Man London: Chatto & Windus, 1999.

Last modified 20 October 2006