Asked in Black Death (Plagues)
What did people do to escape from the black plague?
The flagellants were people who wanted to show their love of God by whipping themselves, hoping that their God would forgive their sins and that they would be spared. People carried flowers to ward off the smell of the dead and dying. The skies were filled with ashes as people burned the houses filled with the dead . Villages filled with the dead were burned down to contain and kill the disease but nothing worked. They also ran away to another country and left everyone behind. They went on a pilgrimage. They also punished themselves by joining the flagellants. They lived a separate life, only eating and drinking in moderation and seeing no one. They lived in a house sheltered from the wind and kept the window closed. They first thought that the Jews were the ones who caused the plague by poisoning the wells so, they killed many Jews.