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The Great Plague : a people's history

Author: Evelyn Lord
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this intimate history of the extraordinary Great Plague that swept through the British Isles in 1665-66, Evelyn Lord focuses not on London but on the city of Cambridge, where every death was a singular blow which affected the entire community.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Lord, Evelyn.
Great Plague.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014]
(DLC) 2013041977
(OCoLC)861322969
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Evelyn Lord
ISBN: 9780300206203 0300206208
OCLC Number: 871442852
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 173 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The black horse of the apocalypse and its pale rider --
Fine buildings and bad smells --
Town and gown --
Impending disaster --
The infected summer --
Falling leaves and sable skies --
A rash of red crosses --
A harvest of death --
The beginning of the end of the pestilence --
The final toll.
Responsibility: Evelyn Lord.
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During Medieval times, the Black Death wiped out one-fifth of the world's population. Four centuries later, in 1665, the plague returned with a vengeance, cutting a long and deadly swathe through the  Read more...

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`Evelyn Lord gives a microscopic, local account of the countrywide calamity, basing it on the most laconic of witnesses.' -Lucy Hughes-Hallett, The Times -- Lucy Hughes-Hallett * The Times *

 
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