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“It is impossible for the human tongue to recount the awful truth… . The victims died almost immediately. They would swell beneath the armpits and in the groin and fall over while talking. Father abandoned child, wife husband, one brother another; for this illness seemed to strike through breath and sight… . In many places … great pits were dug and piled deep with the multitude of dead. And they died by the hundreds, both day and night”

by the end of the lesson we should know
By the end of the lesson we should know…

The Symptoms of the Black Death

The ways people tried to cure and prevent the Black Death

By the end of the lesson we should have discovered for ourselves…

By the end of the lesson we might have worked out…

What people thought caused the Black death

a symptom is
A SYMPTOM is…

a sign that you have a certain illness

the word investigation means
The word investigation means…

trying to work out details about something by carefully looking at evidence

the word natural in this context means
The word ‘natural’ (in this context) means…

Something that can be explained through

‘common sense’

reasoning

the word supernatural means
The word SUPERNATURAL means…

Something that cannot be explained, usually involving gods or spirits

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Whips: Flagellants used them to whip

themselves to say they were sorry

to God for their sins

Church bells: Rang continuously to push

away bad air

Ply well the scourge for Jesus’ sake,And God through Christ your sins shall take . . .          Had it not been for our contrition          All Christendom had met perdition.

evidence box 2
Evidence box #2

Sweet smells (rosemary, lemon): To burn

Sweet smells (herbs, pomanders): To carry with you

Strong smells: To bathe in

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Abracadabra! Magicians write it to ward off the evil eye!

Amulets, emeralds & charms:

To stop curses

Frogs & chickens:

Put on buboes to drain poison

Urine:Drank it as a “cure”

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Leeches:

To suck out bad blood

Clay & violets:Ointment applied to cuts

Herbs:To help you purge

‘bad humours’

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Tree resin, roots of lilies

& human excrement (poo),

Onions, butter, yeast & figs

Smear onto buboes & then lance them!

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Roasted shells, marigold,

ale & treacle

chopped up snake & wine

Potions for drinking

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Bread, fruit & vegetables: Avoid

food that goes bad easily and

smells bad such as meat and fish

Orange with cloves:Carry around with you (if you are rich!)