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Subject

Great Plague

Event   From 1665 To 1666

Categories: Medicine, Tragedy

Europe suffered a number of bubonic plaque epidemics from 1347 – 1750.  The last major outbreak in England was in 1665-6 and killed about 100,000 people, 20% of London’s population at the time.  It was already mainly over by the time of the Great Fire. (A rather extreme example of the definition of history: One damn thing after another.)  On the burial register at St Olaves, Hart Street are the names of 365 plaque victims.

Historic UK have produced a map of London plague pits.

 

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Great Plague

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St Olave's Church

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