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Eyam

Plague Village

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In September 1665, plague was inadvertentlytransported from London to Eyam in Derbyshire on a consignment of cloth. This small country village subsequently became famous for its decision to instate a A ecordon sanitaireA f, isolaoiing itself to prevent the disease from spreading. Much of EyamA fs population perished during that torrid period. Eyam: Plague Village follows the local rector, the Revd William Mompesson, as he tries to support his parishioners and contain the disease. Basing his account closely on the known facts, David Paul describes the events during this time in the villageA fs history from the perspectives of the rector, his wife Catherine, and the fictional character of Beth Hounsfeild, CatherineA fs cousin.

Book ISBN 9781445603964

Book Format Paperback

pages 160 pages

Publication Date 22 Mar 2012

Height 234

Width 165

Illustrations 35

Regular Price: £14.99

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