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?
In 1598, Queen Elizabeth ordered a banquet featuring a food source from the new world: potatoes. The royal cooks, having never prepared potatoes before, threw the veggie away and cooked the green part or eye instead, sickening the whole royal court. Elizabeth banned the vegetable. The ban was eventually lifted a few years later when potatoes gained popularity in Spain, France and Italy.




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