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The Great Plague - 
      Stephen Porter

The Great Plague

The bubonic plague epidemic which struck England in 1665-6 was responsible for the deaths of 20 per cent of London's population. Its sheer scale was overwhelming and it was well-recorded, featuring in the works of Pepys and Defoe and described in terrible detail in the contemporary Bills of Mortality. Les mer
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The bubonic plague epidemic which struck England in 1665-6 was responsible for the deaths of 20 per cent of London's population. Its sheer scale was overwhelming and it was well-recorded, featuring in the works of Pepys and Defoe and described in terrible detail in the contemporary Bills of Mortality. This book paints a portrait of a society threatened by a killer disease which it was powerless to control. Often remembered because of its devastating impact on London, the plague struck other urban communities as well, carrying off half the population of Colchester and causing high mortality in cities such as Norwich and Cambridge. Nor were country villages spared, with Eyam in Derbyshire - where the inhabitants sealed themselves off to prevent the spread of the disease and a third of the inhabitants died - being the most famous. This work describes the disease and how people at the time thought it was caused. It gives details of the treatments available (such as they were) and evokes its impact on the country. We will probably never know the reasons for the disappearance of the bubonic plague from England after 1665. What is clear is the fascination the subject still holds.
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Forlag: The History Press Ltd
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 176
ISBN: 9780750932639
Utgave: New ed
Format: 20 x 13 cm
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Stephen Porter is a leading urban historian. He works as Assistant Editor with the Survey of London section of English Heritage. He is the author of The Great Fire of London (Sutton) and Destruction in the English Civil Wars (Sutton). He lives in London.