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The archaeology and history of an English leprosarium and almshouse
Simon Roffey

tenth century. The curing of leprosy sufferers features regularly in some of the hagiographic and homiletic writings of the late Anglo-Saxon period, 16 and various medical treatises exist from the late ninth and tenth century, including the Old English Herbarium ; the Lacnunga ; and Bald’s Leechbook , a work with possible Winchester connections. More significantly, archaeology is providing a growing body of evidence for the organised burial of leprosy sufferers in the late Saxon period. At Norwich, excavations in the medieval churchyard of Saint John’s Timberhill

in Leprosy and identity in the Middle Ages