Plague advise from the physicians of the time (circa 1660s), centred around many common garden or wild plants. One of which was Rosemary. People paid good money for these herbs with Rosemary fetching one shilling for an armful, which went up to six shillings with increased demand. This was when a pig cost six shillings!
I took this photo of Rosemary at the Norfolk National Trust property Blickling Hall (built 1616).
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