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After months of disagreements, Burbage’s sons decided to take matters into their own hands. In the dead of night, the two men, along with a carpenter and a dozen actors, “armed with unlawful and offensive weapons, as namely swords, daggers, bills, axes and such like”, crept onto the site and dismantled the theatre. Shakespeare was one of them. As the Burbages couldn’t afford to lease a new plot on their own, they offered five members of the company the chance to become part-owners of a new theatre.

Having been concealed for two decades, the bullet soared out of the tree. In an incredible twist of fate, the bullet destined for Ziegland 20 years earlier hit its intended mark, killing him instantly. 39 Between 1788 and 1790, London was terrorised by a serial stabber. His weapon of choice? A pin. Attacking only women, more than 50 victims claimed to have been attacked by what the papers dubbed the ‘London Monster’. Over the course of two years, many women of high society reported being attacked by a man who had stabbed them in the bottom, though other, more brutal accounts claimed that ladies had been stabbed with a knife.

It is said that before the mess could be cleaned up, many dogs made a dinner of the Henry’s leaked insides! © Thinkstock HENRY VIII: DEAD KING’S CORPSE EXPLODES Life & Death HISTORY’S FREAKIEST FATALITIES They say always wear clean underwear to avoid embarrassment in case you get hit by a bus. But for these unfortunate souls, the state of their underwear was the least of their worries. Perishing in unlikely circumstances, the final moments of these characters ensured they would never be forgotten.

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