The Impact of Plague in Tudor and Stuart England

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Routledge & K. Paul, 1985 - History - 443 pages
This book is a classic study of a disease which had a profound impact on the history of Tudor and Stuart England. Plague was both a personal affliction and a social calamity, regularly decimating urban populations. Slack vividly describes the stresses which plague imposed on individuals, families, and whole communities, and the ways in which people tried to explain, control, and come to terms with it.

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Paul Slack is Principal of Linacre College, Oxford.

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