This Medieval Death Bot Shares the Odd Ways People Used to Die

Rebecca OConnell
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Twitter / iStock / Twitter / iStock

Medieval life was never easy. Between all those plagues and deadly animal bites, it's a miracle anyone survived to adulthood. But a Twitter bot called Medieval Death Bot has taken a lighthearted approach to the despair of our Middle Ages ancestors by tweeting out some of the weirder deaths that befell them. This includes sneaking out after curfew and getting shot in the eye with an arrow, being thrown from a boat called Dongbot, and drunkenly falling onto a knife.

There's also a companion blog that goes into greater detail about the deaths on Tumblr.

Here's a selection of grim deaths that have aged beautifully in the more than 600 years since they occurred.