Medieval parasites: people in the Middle Ages were surprisingly clean | Curio

Medieval parasites: people in the Middle Ages were surprisingly clean

23 mins | Apr 17, 2019

There is a stereotypical notion about the Middle Ages being fraught with dirt and filth. Katherine Harvey takes us through the funny tale of how people in the Middle Ages actually took great care over cleanliness... all, except the clergy, who embraced filth and parasites as a sign of devotion.

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From Aeon magazine