Regular readers of my Decrepitude know I love the macabre, especially as it pertains to historical discoveries. Yesterday, while dealing with interminable paperwork and hassles for several hours at my idiot bank, I was trying to divert myself and came upon this piece about a Twitter feed that pushed all my right buttons.
Medieval Death Bot aka @DeathMedieval scours the coroner’s rolls from Ye Olden Tymes and tweets out the best (well, not exactly best, considering how these poor souls met their maker) examples of sudden death back in the day.
It’s amazing how many sweet little babies succumbed to the unwelcome attention of the local sows. And how many men succumbed to arrow, drink, and drowning. Plus ça change, yes?
See for yourself: http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2017/05/16/medieval-death-bot-posting-people-medieval-england-died-fascinating/