Similar to the strange deaths that took place during the Renaissance, a number of bizarre perishments occurred during the Middle Ages including some of the most unusual ways of passing imaginable. Though many are disputed — and why wouldn't they be as they are pretty out there to say the least — these stories could not be made up.
There are plenty of strange ways to pass, and these might be the strangest ways of all. For example, take the unfortunate soul that allegedly combined a wicked case of indigestion with uncontrollable laughter. Then we have a ruler who perished when molten silver was poured into his eyes, ears, and throat.
Plenty of gluttons made the list as well, including one who enjoyed his favorite meal so much that it was his demise and another who was not only reportedly drowned in a vat of liquor but also had his corpse shipped in a barrel of brandy because he loved the bottle so much.
Think strange deaths are just in the 21st century? Think again! As these tales show, people have been passing from all sorts of unheard of ways for centuries.
George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence, was allegedly executed by drowning in a barrel of Malmsey wine at his own request.
Henry I of England was said to have passed after gorging on lampreys, a favorite meal. Historians say he most likely perished because of simple food poisoning, but the lamprey story has more character.
Inalchuq, the Muslim governor of the Central Asian town of Otrar, was captured and slain by the invading Mongols. This normally would not be that unusual for the times; however his passing allegedly occurred when Mongols poured molten silver in his eyes and ears.
Martin Of Aragon
Martin I of Aragon allegedly perished because of a lethal combination of indigestion and uncontrollable laughing. Little else is known about the details of this story, but that may be a good thing considering a combination of indigestion and laughter sounds extremely painful.