BIZARRE TUDOR DEATHS – new blog post from GRACE ELLIOT>>
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Recently, I read about the fascinating work of Dr Steve Gunn, from lace w:st="on">Oxford Universitylace>’s faculty of history. Dr Gunn researches Tudor Coroners’ Reports to look into causes of death in the 16th century. One such example found during his research was a reference to the drowning of:
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a Jane Shaxspere drowned aged two-and-a-half while picking corn marigolds 20 miles from lace w:st="on">Stratford-upon-Avonlace> in 1569. Shakespeare was then about five.”

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With such an unusual surname it seems likely the drowned girl and William Shakespeare were cousins, which raised the intriguing question of whether Jane Shaxspere became the inspiration for Ophelia, the tragic heroine in ‘Hamlet.’

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