Summer was most dangerous time for Tudors, research shows

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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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