The Great Plague by Stephen Porter

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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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Porter is Assistant Editor with the Survey of London section of English Heritage.
Published October 4, 2012 by Amberley Publishing. 224 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Professional & Technical, Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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A well-documented and well-illustrated account of the bubonic-plague epidemic that struck England in 1665—66, killing some 20 percent of London's inhabitants.

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Dying from the plague was not pleasant and most people who contracted the plague died.

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The outbreak of bubonic plague that ravaged England during 1665 and 1666 claimed roughly one-fifth of London's population and as much as one-third of the inhabitants of some surrounding rural villages.

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