Four Frightened to Death by Fairies in Lamplugh

Life in 17th century England was dangerous, if the death records from the town of Lamplugh can be believed. Causes of death listed ranged from "Sleep coughing" to "Broke his neck robbing a hen roost" to "Frighted to Death by faries." Sarah Getty of the London Metro has the story.

Researchers are delighted to have unearthed the 500-year-old document which shows not only the dangers of life in the time of Cromwell, but also the superstitions.