In this absorbing history Stephen Porter uses the voices of stricken Londoners themselves to describe what life was like in the plague-riven capital.
Because of the number of its victims, the foulness of the disease, the disruption which it caused, the plague has cast a very long shadow, and its reputation is such that it still makes headlines and has the capacity to frighten us.
As England’s biggest city and international port, London was especially vulnerable and suffered periodic epidemics,some of which killed at lest one-fifth of its population….
Pages: Paperback 288 pages
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