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The Black Death and those who tried to escape it

One of  the great literary works of the medieval period is The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) that describes a group of people fleeing the Black Death and telling each other stories to pass the time. The collection of gripping…

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Strange medieval medical treatments for disease!

History TV presenter Tony Robinson has been investigating strange medieval medical treatments.  Why did our ancestors believe illness was caused by demons, elves, sprites and even God himself? Tony McMahon reviews his findings broadcast on Channel 4 and National Geographic….

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