A New Perspective on Medieval Leprosy

A New Perspective on Medieval Leprosy. is an incredibly interesting blog post on leprosy in the Middle Ages from a young academic who makes some observations on recent archaeology at a leper hospital in England. It seems that lepers may not have been quite as stigmatized as we’ve been led to believe. This view of lepers in the Middle Ages might be a Victorian invention.

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About Tony McMahon

Broadcaster and award short-listed author. Appearances on the History Channel and Yesterday TV talking about the Knights Templar and other popular history topics. Former BBC producer and communications consultant to the UK government. Second edition of The Battle for British Islam (Saqi Books) out in June 2018.
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