Updated: 11/4/2020

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  • Some believed it was a punishment from god
  • some believed that foreigners or those who followed a different religion had poisoned the wells
  • some thought that bad air was responsible
  • Flagellants were people who travelled about whipping each other. They believed that the Black Death was God'' punishment. They punished themselves in order to beg forgiveness and travelled around, singing hymns and saying prayers.
  • All these different beliefs led to some strange attempts at escaping the plague and some even stranger cures.
  • MEDICAL TREATMENTSSome of the cures they tried included: Rubbing onions, herbs or a chopped up snake (if available) on the boils
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