Everyday death in Shakespeare's England | University of Oxford

Everyday death in Shakespeare's England

Speaker
Steven Gunn, Professor of Early Modern History, University of Oxford
Event date
Event time
13:00 - 14:00
Venue
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3BG
Venue details

Lecture Theatre

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended

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.