Black Death

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the epidemic form of bubonic plague experienced during the Middle Ages when it killed nearly half the people of western Europe

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Cipolla, Faith, Reason and the Plague in Seventeen Century Tuscany (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1977), 13; "A Plague Doctor," in Harry Miskimin, David Herlihy, and A.
Selly Manor will be hosting Mucky Medicines and Awful Anatomy all week with the chance for little ones to make their own plague doctor mask and pretty posies, to ward off the gruesome germs.
There's the instantly-recognisable Basilico San Marco - dark and detailed with birds flying above - and the masked Plague Doctor figure from the Venetian carnival.
There are sinister characters lurking within the dingy depths from a mediaeval plague doctor, chanting monks and the brutal executioner.
Prepare to be faced with a damning diagnosis from Dr John Paulitious - the infamous Edinburgh plague doctor who came to a very sweaty, bloody and gangrenous end himself way back in 1645.
His last major body of work was inspired by medieval plague doctors and the 31-year-old even donned a plague doctor outfit to promote the exhibition when it opened in Edinburgh and London.
Other hands-on activities available throughout the weekend include Renaissance Medicine, where you can dress up as a plague doctor and make your own plague boils, and Astronomy, which allows you to discover Uranus and its moons named after Shakespeare's characters.
The book was originally meant for release in June to coincide with the date of plague doctor Rae getting the job.
There will also be visits throughout the day from the Plague Doctor and the Infamous Witchfinder among other creepy characters
at the Dungeon will take their health in their own hands as they are faced with a damning diagnosis from Dr John Paulitious - the infamous Edinburgh plague doctor who came to a very sweaty, bloody and gangrenous end himself way back in 1645.