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The great plague


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The great plague

  1. 2. The Gre at Plague, 1665
  2. 3. Description and reasons Eyewitness accounts The end of the plague The end of the presentation
  3. 4. <ul><li>the last major outbreak of the plague in England </li></ul><ul><li>killed 100,000 people </li></ul>
  4. 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>
  5. 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>
  6. 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>
  7. 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
  8. 10. Samuel Pepys and William Boghurst: Eyewitness Accounts
  9. 11. <ul><li>Dairy by Samuel Pepys </li></ul><ul><li>Loimographia by William Boghurst </li></ul>Return
  10. 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
  11. 13. <ul><li>Thanks for attention </li></ul>