Plague

The Great Plague. This most famous return of the Black Death to London in 1665, and the mistaken measures taken to combat it are described in detail in LONDON's 'London's Fire' chapter.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
October, derived from the Latin Octo, which means eight, was actually the eighth month of the year in the original Roman calendar of ten months. It wasn’t until the Julian calendar was introduced by Julius Caesar in the first century BC that January and February were added. The Julian calendar remained the predominant calendar in Europe through the sixteenth century, until it was amended to the Gregorian calendar we still use today.




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