The end of the world: black death

The end of the world: black death

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  • lets get a drink
  • sure why not, we'll die soon anyway
  • don't leave me
  • I'm sorry i have to
  • some people adopted an 'eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die' attitude, celebrating in drinking houses as they waited to die.
  • I suggest smelling herbs and lemon leaves that may help
  • others began to avoid others for fear of catching the disease; some ran away. Many victims were abandoned even by their own family and were left to suffer and die alone.
  • believing the plague was god's punishment for wrongdoing, people known as flagellants began walking through the streets whipping themselves in a bid to repent for their sins and ask for forgiveness from god.
  • doctors suggested unusual cures, such as sniffing herbs or lemon leaves, or even their own faeces. sometimes leeches were attached to the skin to remove blood believed to be causing an imbalance in the body.
  • blood covered the streets , as did rats and dead bodies.
  • even those who were more wealthy fell sick and eventually passed leaving less to do the jobs that they were given
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