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A boy and his toys in a c1600 illustration © Getty

Steven Gunn and Tomasz Gromelski examined coroner’s inquest reports from the century. Here they reveal what perils faced Tudor children at play. This article was first published in

King Henry VII by Hans Holbein (the younger)

Henry VIII: Lover or Tyrant? Did He Love His Six Wives?

Hans Eworth After Hans Holbein Henry VIII,Portrait of Henry VIII of England after the Whitehall mural by Hans Holbein the Younger,oil on cm, Trinity College,Cambridge

Tudor Artisans - Leaded Glass, Limestone, Tudor Doors, Entrances, Tudor Fireplaces, Hardware, Tudor Design, Restoration

Tudor Artisans : Tudor Doors - Plank and Panel Manor Style Doors

Pancha Puertas, # 7, marcianita de Chile: El hockey en la antiguedad ( origenes )

The national sport of Gaelic Scotland. (just a tip: wear shin guards!and a helmet :P)

A Tudor tavern. From The Streets of London Through the Centuries. (Photo by Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)

A Tudor tavern. From The Streets of London Through the Centuries. (Photo by Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images) ~ETS

Part of an English Print from 16th Century  showing children making and catching bubbles  From "A History of Toys" by Antonia Fraser

Part of an English Print from Century showing children making and catching bubbles From "A History of Toys" by Antonia Fraser

Incantesimo di guarigione, XV secolo

Witch shooting a man in the foot with an enchanted arrow made from a hazel wand. From Ulrich Molitor De Laniis et phitonicis mulieribus, Constance, Woodcut.

Hans Holbein, the Younger (German, 1497 or 1498–1543), Hans Luetzelburger (German, 1522) The Abbot (Dance of Death) | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Hans Holbein, the Younger (German, 1497 or Hans Luetzelburger (German, The Abbot (Dance of Death)

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