17th century token – Page 2 – Mr. Pepys' Small Change
Total Deaths and Plague Related Deaths in London 1665 the most infamous outbreaks of bubonic plague. Between the start of the outbreak in early 1665 and its eventual disappearance in early 1666 the plague is estimated to have claimed the lives of approximately 100,000 citizens. The death toll reached a peak during the warm Summer months but even into early October 1665 was still claiming between 2,000 to 4,000 victims per week.
One strain of bacterium was behind the Black Death and Great Plague
Researchers believe a single strain of Y.pestis, the bacterium responsible for bubonic plague, was responsible for two major historical outbreaks of the disease as well as more recent outbreak in China and India, suggesting the bacterium spread to Asia from Europe. Pictured is a mass burial site in Ellwangen, Germany
Artist Frank To in medieval plague doctors exhibition
BBC Scotland Artist Frank To in medieval plague doctors exhibition. Scots artist Frank To has opened a new exhibition in Edinburgh of paintings inspired by medieval plague doctors. The strange costumed figures, who wore long pointed masks, would have been a familiar, but unwelcome, sight on the streets of Scotland in the middle ages. As part of the show, he will be dressing up as a plague doctor in public places.
Plots that Changed the World - III
Thanks to the miracle of animated gifs, we can unambiguously describe the progression of The Plague! With the addition of Asia to the map, you really get a sense for how truly widespread this pandemic was. It was not simply European or English history as I was taught in school (though it did wipe out 50% of the English population!) but in fact ravaged large portions of Asia, Africa, and Europe.
The Black Death (officially, bubonic plague) ravaged England from 1348 to 1350, during the reign of Edward III. Historians estimate that this first (and most severe, I believe) wave of the epidemic killed half the people in England, including a daughter of Edward III. It caused major social change and, ultimately, in perhaps a roundabout way, led to the Peasants' Revolt in 1381 (during the reign of Richard II, Edward III's immediate successor.