Protection from the Black Death

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  • How Medieval people tried to protect themselves from the Black Death
    • Flagellants
      • Whipped themselves, hoping for God's forgiveness
    • Church
      • Encouraged people to confess their sins and ask for their forgiveness
    • Running Away
      • Rich people in towns often moved to the countryside hoping to find pure air
    • Pure Air
      • Burned rosemary to purify the air in their houses
    • Shutting Away
      • People sometimes shut themselves away in their own homes
    • Avoidence
      • Some householders forces lodgers out on to the street if they showed any sign of the disease

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