In Upstart Crow the characters wore masks to protect themselves from 1600s plague, is this historically accurate?
I know people from previous eras tried all sorts of crazy cures (they are presented in Horrible Histories) but I don't think they wore masks.
Upstart Crow and Horrible Histories are UK shows in case Americans are reading.
Was it just plague doctors who wore masks rather than most people?
- Anonymous1 month agoFavorite Answer
It was a Christmas special comparing Shakespeare's era with ours, for comedy purposes, it was not a historical documentary.
- michinoku2001Lv 71 month ago
Yes, plague doctors did actually wear disturbing looking masks.