Daily Archives: 26/11/2014

Plague Riddled Pigeons

Nearly all of us have grown up hearing about the horrors of the plague. It is common knowledge that, as one early modern pamphlet recorded, ‘The surest token of all to know the infected of the plague, is, if there doe¬†arise and engender botches behind the eares, or under the armeholes’.1¬†Most children also learn that …

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