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The Great Plague

by Stephen Porter

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A very well researched, short account of the plague of 1665, which although serious in London and other large towns and across the south and east of England, killing some 15-20% of the population there, hardly affected the west and north, unlike the much more universal pandemic of 1348-9. In places, this is perhaps a little dry and could perhaps have benefited from a chapter describing the effects on a typical town, on the analogy of the chapter describing the effects on a fictional village in Philip Ziegler's book on the Black Death. One noteworthy point is how remarkably quickly most of the affected areas recovered afterwards. ( )
  john257hopper | Jun 8, 2008 |
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The Great Plague of 1665/6 is the best known epidemic in English history. This is partly because of its sheer scale, and partly because of the vivid evidence provided by Samuel Pepys. This study examines the origin, nature and impact of the plague and looks at contemporary opinions regarding its cause together with the measures taken by national and local government to restrict its spread and to deal with its victims.

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Examines the causes, effects, and legacy of the epidemic that killed millions of people in Europe during the fourteenth century.

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