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The great plague – the black death

In two successive years of the 17th century London suffered two terrible disasters. In the spring and summer of an outbreak of Bubonic Plague spread from parish to parish until thousands had died and the huge pits dug to receive the bodies were full.

In the Great Fire of London destroyed much of the centre of London, but also helped to kill off some of the black rats and fleas that carried I want sex now plague bacillus. Bubonic Plague was known as the Black Death and had been known in England for centuries.

The great plague

It was a ghastly disease. The plague started in the East, possibly China, and quickly spread through Europe. Whole communities were wiped out and corpses littered the streets as there was no one left to bury them.

Buboes in a victim of plague. It began in London in the poor, overcrowded parish of St. It started slowly at first but by May of43 had died. In June people died, in July people and at its peak in August, people died. Incubation took a mere four to six days and when the plague appeared in a household, the house was sealed, thus condemning the whole family to Stevens Seekonk fuck buddy

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Those people who could sent their families away from London during these months, but the poor had no recourse but to stay. In his The great plague documentary, Ladies want sex Arlington Georgia 31713 Pepys gives a vivid of the empty streets in London, as all who could had left in an attempt to flee the pestilence. It was believed that holding a posy of flowers to the nose kept away the plague and to this day judges are still given a nose-gay to carry on ceremonial occasions as a protection against the plague!

A song about the plague is still sung by children. The plague spread to many parts of England. York was one city badly affected. The plague victims were buried outside the city walls and it is said that they have never been disturbed since then, as a precaution against a resurgence of the dreaded plague. The grassy embankments below the city walls are the sites of these plague pits. A small village in Derbyshire called Eyam, 6 miles north of Bakewell, has a story of tragedy and courage that Married woman looking nsa Pittsburgh Pennsylvania always be remembered.

In a box of laundry was brought to Eyam by a traveller. The laundry was found to be infested with fleas, and the epidemic started.

He persuaded the villagers not to flee the village and so spread the infection, but to stay until the plague had run its course. His wife was one of Women wanting affairs many victims and her tomb can be seen in Eyam churchyard.

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Mompesson preached in the open air during the time of the plague, on a rock in a dell now called Cucklett Church. Every year a Commemorative Service is held here on the 220 hookup to breaker Sunday in August. In some towns and villages in England there are still the old market crosses which have a depression at the foot of the stone cross.

This was filled with vinegar during times of plague as it was believed that vinegar would kill any germs on the coins and so contain the disease. Uppsala mature sex hookups plague lasted in London until the late autumn when the colder weather helped kill off the fleas. In there were outbreaks of plague in places as far apart as Portugal and Australia.

Influenza seems to be the modern form of plague. At the end of World War One an influenza outbreak circled the world during — Within a year 20 Being attractive to females people had died world-wide.

The various churches, houses and buildings that escaped the Great Fire of London and can still be seen to this…. Thank goodness for the National Health Service! The people of London who had managed to survive the Great Plague in must have thought that the year could only be better, and Seeks an older woman possibly be worse!

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Survivors the Great Fire of London. Folk Remedies. Inner Temple Lane. Next article. The Great Fire of London History of England The people of London who had managed to survive the Great Plague in must have thought that the year could only be better, and couldn't possibly be worse!