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Plague Poverty and Prayer Exhibition - Barley Hall, York

Plague Poverty and PrayerPlague Poverty and Prayer is a new exhibition at the historic medieval townhouse of Barley Hall. The exhibition explores everyday life for the citizens of York from the Norman invaison to Tudor times, by examining unique archaeological evidence from the period. Visitors will explore interactive displays, new research, and recently excavated skeletal material, to find out some of the gruesome details about illnesses and diseases from the period; who and what may have treated them; and the importance of folk medicine, prayer, astrology, spells, mysticism to everyone living in Britain at the time. The exhibition has been funded by the Wellcome Trust and designed by York Archaeological Trust.


The exhibition runs from 21/01/2009 to 01/12/2009.


Find out more information by on the Barley Hall page.


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