Summer Was Deadly for Tudors

Recent research indicates that summertime produced the most fatal accidents during the 16th century.

After studying 9,000 coroners' reports, Historian Steven Gunn learned that almost three-fourths of all fatal accidents took place during the summer. Fatal accidents included falling out of trees, suffocating in hay ricks, and more -- "a harvest of unfortunate victims, crushed, squashed or flattened."