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Great Plague: A Peoples History Evelyn Lord

Great Plague: A Peoples History

Evelyn Lord

Published March 12th 2014
ISBN : 9781306474979
ebook
203 pages
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 About the Book 

In this intimate history of the extraordinary Black Plague pandemic that swept through the British Isles in 1665, Evelyn Lord focuses on the plague s effects on smaller towns, where every death was a singular blow affecting the entire community. Lord s fascinating reconstruction of life during plague times presents the personal experiences of a wide range of individuals, from historical notables Samuel Pepys and Isaac Newton to common folk who tilled the land and ran the shops. She brings this dark era to vivid life through stories of loss and survival from those who grieved, those who fled, and those who hid to await their fate.