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Everyday Death in Shakespeare’s England

Synopsis
Video podcast. This podcast by Steven Gunn 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.
Series
The Bodleian Libraries (Bodcasts)
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
5 May 2016
Duration
43 mins

Credits

Contributor
Steven Gunn

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Social Studies; Drama; History
Keywords
accidents; death; history of the 16th century

Notes

Notes
Accessed 2/2017

Online Availability

Online URL
https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/everyday-death-shakespeares-england

Production Company

Name

University of Oxford

Distributor

Name

University of Oxford Podcasts

Web
http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ External site opens in new window

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