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Leper healer – the sister of Thomas Becket

Mary Becket was the sister of Saint Thomas Becket and an unsung hero who created a leper colony in London as Tony McMahon discovers

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Leprosy – a disease that terrified the medieval world!

Templar expert Tony McMahon investigates how the leprosy pandemic terrified the medieval world and led to victims being excluded from mainstream society

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How to survive a medieval pandemic!

Tony McMahon looks at how to survive a medieval pandemic by examining the comments and actions of people who went through the Black Death

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Horrific medieval medical treatments!

Medieval medicine appears very strange to people today. Disease was associated with sin and wrongdoing as Tony McMahon discovers

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Abu al-Quasim – the father of modern surgery

Abu al-Qasim was the father of modern surgery and a great example of a thinker from the era of the medieval Muslim caliphate in Spain

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How the plague ravaged medieval London

The Coronavirus has hit London hard but for centuries plague has stalked this city and the victims are buried right under your feet

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Horrible ways to die five hundred years ago

The BBC has run an article online today about how recorded cases in Tudor times of people dying in rather unfortunate ways.  This included a maypole falling over, a woman picking cabbage leaves by a moat and tumbling in and…

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