The Bubonic Plague In The Elizabethan Era

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Everyday people struggle with an illness. Imagine being in an unsanitary environment in the Elizabethan era not getting the help from doctors that people get today. In the Elizabethan era the people didn’t have the right medicines to be able to cure their illnesses. In today people have way better medicines and doctors to be able to help cure illnesses. The plague was a disease that spread throughout Europe. The plague was similar to diseases today because it was not curable similar to Aids. Aids started to spread Africa when the people ate chimpanzee just like how the people in England would eat infected food. The bubonic plague was important to the English culture because this disease affected many people in England. In England the people…show more content…
They would sell herbs and spices for their illnesses. There was no formal training. The fees were low so it would make it popular for the poor (Woolf 11). This was important to the Elizabethan Era because almost everyone could afford herbs and spices. Today, the doctors would prescribe prescription drugs and the people would receive the medicine in a pharmacy. The role women played in the Elizabethan Era according to Linda/Medicine when giving birth was dangerous in general. What was also dangerous was Childbed fever which was a infection after giving birth or a miscarriage. In today birth is less dangerous due to the advanced medical care.According to Linda/Medicine women would make arrangements for the care of their child just in case they died giving birth.Wealthy women who were usually sick wore makeup. The makeup was made out of lead and was poisonous. Women today still wear makeup to cover up insecurities.. The bubonic plague affected many people including Shakespeare. According to Linda/bubonic plague Shakespeare had lost his brothers,sisters, and his own son to the plague. Also when the plague had outbreaks they would shut down theaters where he had his

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