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10 strange ways people died in Tudor England

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10 strange ways people died in Tudor England

Post by Rowan » Tue June 14th, 2011, 7:00 pm

1. Bear attacks (bear baiting was a popular form of entertainment)
2. Archery
3. Gunshot (guns were quite new and many didn't understand them)
4. Shooting self (with bow)
5. Drowning
6. Squashed testicles
7. Gored to death by a cow
8. Drowning while bathing
9. Hit by a falling rock which penetrated the skull and brain
10. Drowning in a cesspit

For the humourous details to each of these happenings, you may read the
original story. :D

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Post by Margaret » Tue June 14th, 2011, 7:08 pm

Wow - thanks for the link. Fascinating!
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Tue June 14th, 2011, 7:25 pm

Fun article! I have a letter from a Tudor-era ambassador to another explaining he cannot ride and is in great pain; "--in fact, your excellency may simply call me 'the testicle' because that member is greatly swollen."

He goes on to say that he seriously injured it on a chair. Which leaves me wondering, how do you do that?

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Post by Michy » Tue June 14th, 2011, 7:48 pm

Drowning in a cesspit? Eeeeewwww

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Post by LoveHistory » Tue June 14th, 2011, 7:54 pm

After reading this list I know longer question my having twins accidentally shooting each other with their bows in my first book.

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Post by donroc » Tue June 14th, 2011, 9:29 pm

Early Darwin Awards?
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Post by Divia » Tue June 14th, 2011, 10:59 pm

[quote=""Michy""]Drowning in a cesspit? Eeeeewwww[/quote]

I thought the samething.

By the Goddess how did Squashed testicles..happen? :confused: Do I want to know. :p
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Post by Margaret » Tue June 14th, 2011, 11:13 pm

I put a plot line into a manuscript some years ago (never finished that particular project) that involved a testicle injury during a battle, and a male member of my critique group at the time laughed at me because he thought I was overplaying the effects of the injury.
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Post by fljustice » Wed June 15th, 2011, 5:12 pm

[quote=""donroc""]Early Darwin Awards?[/quote]

Sound like it! Thanks for the link Rowan.
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Great Article thanks

Post by Greg » Mon June 20th, 2011, 2:24 am

to Faith yes that is indeed a great article on Tudor Darwin awardees, I used your link to post it to my FB page where it garnered much amusement. Even better I'd also discovered the drowned in cesspit tale a while ago and employed it in my Liberties of London novel

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