Plague, Potions and Pestilence!

Astley Hall

  • Core Session
  • KS 2
  • History

Explore a ghastlier side to Astley Hall as we delve into the effect of the plague and the importance of barbersurgeons, physicians, housewives and apothecaries in 17thcentury life.


Pupils will make full use of the walled garden to hunt for the plants and herbs used in various household remedies ready to make their own plague bags to take back to school.


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