John Terry's mysterious role as Chelsea's messenger of divine intervention
THE Black Death in the mid-14th century coincided with the growth of a movement known as the Flagellants.
Monks, priests and lay people would gather together and travel from town to town, holding solemn rituals, and whipping themselves until the blood flowed, in an attempt to mirror the suffering of Jesus. Or, at least, the discomfort of Max Mosley.
Faced with this awful plague, this staggering occurrence that could not be explained by logic alone, the Flagellants, and indeed many others, simply assumed holy agency.