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Epidemics accounted for thirty per cent of reported deaths in seventeenth-century
London. There were periodic waves of influenza, typhus, dysentery and, in the
seventeenth century, smallpox, a disease which the contemporary physician ...
This had been the official policy of the City of London since the twelfth century.
But such regulations were easier to make than to enforce, and the fire- fighting
equipment usually proved sadly inadequate when the blaze was under way.
hit upon London's horoscope, and to his great delight was now frequently able to
predict the exact weeks in which future London fires could be expected.
Encouraged by his success for London, he proposed to do the same for
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The Magic of the Medieval Church
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