Filling a mass grave at night during the Plague of London, c1665. Artist: Anon.
Filling a mass grave at night during the Plague of London, c 1665. Showing a group of men with torches in a churchyard, preparing to empty the contents of a covered cart into an open grave. The Plague, also known as the Black Death, was a disease caused by Yersinia Pestis, an infection carried by fleas living as parasites on rats. The Plague hit London in late 1664, having ravaged Holland the previous year, and killed around 100,000 people in and around the city. The dead were collected at night and thrown into common burial graves. (Colorised black and white print).
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40,6Mo (7,5Mo) / 27,8cm x 36,7cm / 3280 x 4331 (300dpi)