Henry VIII had his favorite ways of killing someone off...usually gruesome. But his subjects had their own creative ways to die. I found this old (2011) BBC article on 10 strange ways that people died in Tudor England. It's based on research done by an Oxford University historian, Dr. Steven Gunn.
No simple plagues wiping out thousands of people here. This article honors those Tudors who had the audicity to die with originality. Enjoy the read.
Death by Maypole, anyone?