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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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How the plague ravaged medieval London

You could spend a ghoulish holiday in London searching out its plague pits and forgotten cemeteries – if you wanted to. Good way to start would be to buy the book ‘Necropolis’ which is an excellent primer on where to…

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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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