The Great Plague : a people's history / Evelyn Lord
- Lord, Evelyn
- New Haven : Yale University Press, 
- Physical Description:
- xi, 173 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
- 1. The Black Horse of the Apocalypse and its pale rider -- 2. Fine buildings and bad smells -- 3. Town and gown -- 4. Impending disaster -- 5. The infected summer -- 6. Falling leaves and sable skies -- 7. A rash of red crosses -- 8. A harvest of death -- 9. The beginning of the end of the pestilence -- 10. The final toll.
- 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 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.
- 9780300173819 (cl : alk. paper)
0300173814 (cl : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-163) and index.
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