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The Beginning of the End of the Pestilence

Evelyn Lord

in The Great Plague

Published by Yale University Press

Published in print April 2014 | ISBN: 9780300173819
Published online September 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780300206203 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.12987/yale/9780300173819.003.0009
The Beginning of the End of the Pestilence

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Cambridge was still infected in September 1666. The full count of plague deaths from September 4 to 11 was 32 while from September 11 to 18 a further 19 people died of the plague. As September ended, the air grew moist and October came in with floods. There were 36 plague burials in Cambridge in the last weeks of September and the beginning of October. There were eight plague deaths in November and three in the first three weeks of December.

Keywords: Cambridge; plague deaths; floods; burials

Chapter.  4449 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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