Monday, November 02, 2015

Where the Black Death Got Buried

People picnicking on Islington Green or shopping at Whitechapel Sainsbury's might not know that these locations double as the final resting places of some of London's bubonic plague victims.
During the Great Plague of 1664 to 1666 in London which killed an estimated 100,000, piles of bodies were tossed into deep pits in unconsecrated ground which were forgotten over the years.

Online history magazine and guide Historic UK used various sources, including tips from readers, to map the locations of several skeleton-filled plague pits  around London.

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