[Sca-cooks] BBC: Strange Tudor Deaths

David Walddon david at vastrepast.com
Wed Jun 15 23:02:23 PDT 2011

I think she was pushed! 

On Jun 15, 2011, at 10:24 PM, Stefan li Rous wrote:

> <<< BBC has an amusing, if somewhat grim, report about research by historian
> Dr. Steven Gunn on unusual ways people met their ends in Tudor England.
> Imagine being killed by a falling maypole? Or how about the archer who
> shot himself in the head with his own arrow? Here's the link:
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-13762313 .
> Lord Mungo Napier, That Crazy Scot >>>
> Some interesting examples of how to die in Tudor England. Of course, I think you could probably pick through a modern series of coroner's reports and find similar unusual deaths, now or several centuries from now.
> One however, mentions something we talked about here before, what to put under bread when you are placing it in an oven to protect it from any ashes still on the floor of the oven.
> <<< 5. Imagine an episode of Casualty. How could baking a loaf lead to a fatal accident? There's not even a gas oven or an electric gadget to worry about, because neither had been invented.
> Elizabeth Bennet, spinster, was baking bread at the house of Matilda Nanfan, widow, at Birtsmorton, Worcestershire, on 29 January 1558. She went to the moat to collect cabbage leaves to put under the loaves she was baking. The fence broke and she fell into the moat and drowned. End of.>>>
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