The role Flagellants had during the Black Death was a ceremony that was thought to let God forgive the peoples sins. The Flagellants were religious zealots of the Middle Ages in Europe who demonstrated their religious fervour and sought atonement for their sins by vigorously whipping themselves in public displays of penance.
flagellants. The flagellants were a sect of devout Christians who whipped and otherwise abused themselves as a public demonstration of their faith. Their practice was common in the medieval era, when pilgrimages to holy shrines and sites were undertaken by all Christians who were able. They encouraged the idea that flagellants were more effective than church …. and banned into a house on an Isle in the Rhine, just build for this purpose.