(a.m.) Medieval life was beset by constant threats to health and it is clear that pilgrimage with its potential for proximity to holy relics was a particularly appealing route to take for those in search of cures or remediation. To what extent did people in the Middle Ages believe that, “Heavenly medicine is Christ, who could heal the sick with a command and raise the dead from the grave

(p.m.) In the period of Anarchy under King Stephen, the rowing size and wealth of the Jewish community was watched with envy by the English and French.  When a Norfolk lad was found murdered, it was blamed on Jews and an anti-semitic rumour grew that children’s blood was used for religious rituals; a blood libel myth that fuelled Nazism.  Young William was venerated and a series of outstanding miracles attributed to him

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