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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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Catherine of Siena – a very odd medieval saint

I was in Italy in August and September this year and visited many medieval sites – in the next few blog posts, I’ll give you some highlights. But first – let’s meet a very odd medieval saint – Catherine of…

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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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