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Bubonic Plague Facts

Topic: The Great Plague of London in numbers | Explore Royal Museums Greenwich

Topic: The Great Plague of London in numbers | Explore Royal Museums Greenwich

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Our Fact of the Day: Plague Doctors would carry a stick or staff as part of their uniform to fend off any infected person who came to close.

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10 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Black Death - It is one of the worst catastrophes in recorded history – a deadly plague that ravaged communities across Europe, changing forever their social and economic fabric. But how much do you know about the Black Death? | History Extra

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from art.com

The Middle Ages - The Black Death

The Middle Ages - The Black Death An epidemic thought to be bubonic plague that swept across Asia, Africa, and Europe in the 1300s, decimating approximately 1/4th of the known world's population.

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from HubPages

What Caused the Black Death?

Black Death killed 40% of the population. Disease was transferred from fleas on rats on the Silk Road.

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from Wee Ginger Dug

Be a good little soldier

Our caring sharing all in this together Tory government wants to spread the benefits of militarism to the poor. Traditionally in Scotland, only the small minority of private schools had cadet forces, teaching kids from middle class backgrounds the rudiments of squarebashing and gun pointing so as to ease their later transition into officers’ commissions when they’d be ordering kids from poorer backgrounds to fight and die for a Crown that doesn’t give a toss about any of them.

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Fact: During WW2, Japan attacked China with fleas with bubonic plague. Also, Japan killed more Chinese people than Hitler killed Jews in the Holocaust.

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Ring Around The Rosie. This rhyme dates back to the Great Plague of London in 1665. The symptoms of bubonic plague included a rosy red ring-shaped rash, which inspired the first line. It was believed that the disease was carried by bad smells, so people frequently carried pockets full of fresh herbs, or "posies." The "ashes, ashes" line is believed to refer to the cremation of the bodies of those who died from the plague.

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“Bring Out Your Dead!” – A Brief History of The Bubonic Plague and London | Londontopia

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