Plague

The Great Plague. This most famous return of the Black Death to London in 1665, and the mistaken measures taken to combat it are described in detail in LONDON's 'London's Fire' chapter.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
Chaucer's cheerful prologue to his Canterbury Tales about April’s sweet showers was echoed grimly at the start of T.S. Eliot’s Wasteland : “April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land . . .”




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