Summer was most dangerous time for Tudors, research shows
Summer was the most dangerous time for Tudors with nearly three quarters of all deaths happening over the season, University of Oxford research has shown.
A study of coroners’ court records found fatal accidents were much more likely to occur in June than any other month, as agricultural work and travel reached a peak.
The figures, discovered during an investigation into 16th century inquests, reveal deaths from drowning, working accidents and misadventure.
Common causes of death included being crushed by a cart, falling from a horse, becoming entangled in agricultural machinery or even falling out of trees....
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