<<Claudia died at ...36...far too young to die a natural death>> Well - accidents aside - London, 1866; childbirth, typhoid, typhus, pertussis, measles, smallpox, cholera, wound infection, tuberculosis (probably what's going on with Bluer), no germ theory of medicine, only beginning to understand keeping sewage out of the water supply. Plus the usual colds, flu and poor medical care. Natural deaths were early and often.
Okay, well maybe I shouldn’t have used the term ‘natural death’. What I meant was that I doubt Claudia died because of her age alone. A sickness is a likely possibility especially during that time. And yeah, because of all that the life expectancy wasn’t that high, especially in a city like London.
We don’t know much about Claudia but from the Phantomhive women we do know (Frances, Lizzy) it seems like the Phantomhive line has some really strong women – physically and emotionally. So I kinda doubt that Claudia died because of a sickness. Of course, that’s just my take on it and I could be wrong. But I believe that the early deaths of the Watchdogs isn’t a coincidence and that the same people who killed Ciel’s parents could have already been behind Claudia’s death. Or at least the reason why they died could have been the same.