I seem to keep encountering the Plague (the Black Death) at the moment, mention of it, that is, and not the actual illness, so I thought I'd talk about it in this week's Claire Chats video. Apologies for saying "boo" rather than "bew" in "bubonic. I was concentrating on saying pneumonic correctly that I went all Spanish with my pronunciation of "u"!
Sources and Further Reading
I recommended the fictional Kingsbridge series by Ken Follett which comprises Pillars of the Earth, World Without End and A Column of Fire. I'm just about to start the third book.
- The Black Death: The Greatest Catastrophe Ever, HistoryToday.
- 10 Facts about the Black Death, HistoryExtra.
- Black Death, History.com
- Plague, World Health Organization
- The Black Death, BBC Bitesize
I love those books too! Can’t put them down.