Plague had been around in England for centuries but in 1665 it was Stuart London that suffered. This was the worst outbreak of plague in England since the black death of 1348.
When did the Great Plague break out in London?
How were the germs, fleas and rats able to spread so easily?
The Civil War
Poor public health
What does endemic mean?
The outer layer of skin
A widespread outbreak of disease at a particular time
Regularly found in a population or area
What is likely to have caused the plague to become an epidemic in 1665?
The summer was very hot
England was at war with Holland
What is a bubo?
A black swelling in the armpit or groin
A type of flea
The Dutch word for a bale of wool
What part of the body did pneumonic plague affect?
When did the first officially recorded death of the Great Plague occur?
What stopped the Great Plague?
The Great Fire of London
What was written on the doors of houses with the plague?
'God have mercy upon us'
When was the last plague epidemic in Britain?