Everyday Life and Accidental Death in Tudor Oxfordshire
Tudor England was a dangerous place. There were plagues and wars, perilous childbirths and shocking infant mortality. But what risks did people face as they went about their everyday lives? Steven Gunn of Merton College and Tomasz Gromelski of Wolfson College are investigating this problem using evidence from coroner’s reports preserved in the National Archives. The four-year project entitled “Everyday Life and Fatal Hazard in Sixteenth-century England” is based in Oxford and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, with support from the Faculty of History and Merton and Wolfson Colleges. Steven is Acting Warden, Tutor in History and Professor of Early Modern History Research.