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The great plague
The great plague
The great plague
The great plague
The great plague
The great plague
The great plague
The great plague
The great plague
The great plague
The great plague
The great plague
The great plague
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The great plague

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  • 1.  
  • 2. The Gre at Plague, 1665
  • 3. Description and reasons Eyewitness accounts The end of the plague The end of the presentation
  • 4. <ul><li>the last major outbreak of the plague in England </li></ul><ul><li>killed 100,000 people </li></ul>
  • 5. The reasons <ul><li>From the Netherlands, where the bubonic plague, an infection by the bacterium Yersinia pestis , transmitted </li></ul><ul><li>Cats and dogs – tens of thousands were killed </li></ul><ul><li>Rats, who carried the plague fleas </li></ul>
  • 6. <ul><li>By July 1665, plague was in the city of London itself. </li></ul><ul><li>King Charles II of England, his family and his court left the city for Oxfordshire </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses were closed </li></ul>
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  • 8. <ul><li>The outbreak affected other areas of the country </li></ul><ul><li>The village of Eyam in Derbyshire </li></ul><ul><li>The death of around 75% of its inhabitants </li></ul>
  • 9. Deaths in London crept up… <ul><li>… to 1,000 people per week </li></ul><ul><li>then to 2,000 people per week </li></ul><ul><li>by September 1665, to 7,000 people per week </li></ul>Return
  • 10. Samuel Pepys and William Boghurst: Eyewitness Accounts
  • 11. <ul><li>Dairy by Samuel Pepys </li></ul><ul><li>Loimographia by William Boghurst </li></ul>Return
  • 12. <ul><li>2-3 September: the Great Fire of London destroyed much of the centre of London </li></ul><ul><li>The plague outbreak tapered off </li></ul>Return
  • 13. <ul><li>Thanks for attention </li></ul>

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