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Everyday death in Shakespeare's England

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Duration: 0:42:58 | Added: 05 May 2016
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Duration: 0:42:58 | Added: 05 May 2016
This podcast talks about accidental deaths and the hazards of everyday life in Shakespeare's day

Coroners' inquest reports into accidental deaths tell us about the hazards of everyday life in Shakespeare's day. There were dangerous jobs, not just building, mining and farming, but also fetching water, and travel was perilous whether by cart, horse or boat. Even relaxation had its risks, from football and wrestling to maypole-dancing or a game of bowls on the frozen River Cherwell.

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