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Teasel’s Tudor Trivia – 13 December – Tudor silly deaths

Teasel has just been introduced to Horrible Histories' "stupid deaths" sketches and she just loves them. Like her owner, she has a bit of a dark sense of humour! Anyway, Teasel and I thought it would be interesting to share with you a few silly accidental deaths from the Tudor period. Some of them make you cringe and others make you do a face palm!

I go into a bit more detail on accidental deaths in Tudor times in my Claire Chats video on the topic - click here.

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  1. R /

    Thanks Teasle and your assistant, Claire for this lovely and weird titbit. The Deads of Mortality which came into being during the later Tudors and in the seventeenth century show all kinds of bazaar causes of death. The biggest cause was drowning in a well or river while taking a loo break or during washing ones clothing, either by falling in or by the fact that the woollen clothing worn for warmth and protection would prevent people from getting out of the river to safety.

    Fireplaces also caused accidents by collapsing because the early ones were not well made and they needed to make them cleaner and better. Everyone had to by law to clean their chimneys six times a year and have them inspected. Early health and safety.

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Teasel’s Tudor Trivia – 13 December – Tudor silly deaths