John de Snowdoune, died 1344, shot in the eye with an arrow by night long after curfew— Medieval Death Bot (@DeathMedieval) May 13, 2017
Several times a day, we get a new yet old obituary from a bot that Tweets reports of deaths at Medieval Death Bot. They aren't limited to royalty or any particular class, and include deaths from sources available on the web. The causes of death are intriguing, as they raise more questions than can possibly be answered.
William Bachelor, died 1396 when a sand pit he was sleeping under fell upon him and killed him by misadventure— Medieval Death Bot (@DeathMedieval) April 27, 2017
Peter de Huntingdon, died in 1301 when, in drunken wrestling with Andrew Prille, his leg was badly broken and became infected— Medieval Death Bot (@DeathMedieval) May 11, 2017
William Wysemore, died 1382, slain by John Styward, a clerk, in a field after an altercation— Medieval Death Bot (@DeathMedieval) May 5, 2017
The account, developed by Soren Häxan, also has a related Tumblr blog with information answering questions that arise about medieval deaths. For example, here's a post on why so many people were killed by "clerks."
A dead man, found in 1362 by John Atfield, who had not been wounded, but “somewhat lacerated by dogs.”— Medieval Death Bot (@DeathMedieval) April 16, 2017
Most of the deaths are violent, as deaths from natural causes appear to be excluded unless they are particularly interesting. -via b3ta