The perils of piety in Tudor England

Steven Gunn and Tomasz Gromelski, who are researching thousands of 16th-century coroners' inquests reports, reveal how Elizabethans' attempts to get closer to God often ended with them meeting their maker...

(Illustration: Becca Thorne for BBC History Magazine)

This article was first published in the July 2015 issue of BBC History Magazine

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