The Last Bubonic Plague of England | London in 1665 | Shiver

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The Last Bubonic Plague of England | London in 1665 | Shiver 5
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The Great Plague of 1665 killed 100,000 Londoners – one in three of the people living in the city. While kept diaries have provided terrifying testaments to the horrors of that summer, other stories have been hidden in the archives of London churches for centuries. Rare documents unearthed in some of the cities oldest places of worship now tell the story of what it was like for an ordinary person, more often than not living in poverty, as the plague swept through London. This factual drama follows the lives of those living in Cock and Key Alley, one of the dank and dismal yards squeezed between Fleet Street and the Thames – and brings to life 17th Century London at one of its most frightening moments.


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I have watched this documentary three times. It is very well well made and very well told. Thank you for sharing an outstanding project. It tells history in a way which is rare: by making the listener part of the emotions of the people of the time. That's the secret of making history exceptionally meaningful. The film work was also good. That's a lot of effort and expense, but much appreciated. We can learn much from this account that applies to our current time.

Author — Herman Labuschagne

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and they say history doesn't repeat itself.... LOOK OUT LONDON.... again

Author — Clive Jowett

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those poor people, i do wonder how big the population of the world would be today without these plagues, but what a terrible way to go

Author — Xaraxania, Wight Gold

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Quarantine made me more curious about history than school

Author — hi goodbye

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Wow an incredible documentary I’ve learned so much just from this one video! History fascinates me so much I love seeing how different centuries handled pandemics and epidemics!

Author — Clash Clans

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A Mercury Enema.... Much more soothing than a Uranus Pellet. No Bootz Chemist shops, then. Gdanga. Eddie Hoare.

Author — Eddie Hoare

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I live a mile or two from this street and they’re all empty right now, except for the newly homeless who lost their jobs when the restaurants shut :/

Author — audrey ruppert

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Mold, Mucor and Yeast are about to go rogue. They love to grow in a solar minimum. Adapt 2030

Author — Kingdomof Hope

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CoronaVirus is the reason, I am here.
Also Pepy's descriptions.

Author — Waqas Abdul Malik

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Good movie to watch during lockdown pandemic

Author — Insight Curiosity.

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So what happened every 20 years to trigger an outbreak? Interesting!

Author — P Heart

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1348-1665-1918-1920-2020. Great plague years:(

Author — P C

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Don't steal others' views, not cool. It's fine to have it as backup in case anything happens, but don't do this.

Author — Herta Schneider

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Great documentary feel so bad for the Penny family the father tried to run off to spare his family then poor Elizabeth has to watch her husband die and eventually her 3 sons and also William and Joseph gave everyone else a decent funeral and their dumped like trash so so sad also wonder who’s playing Joseph nice looking guy also nothing to do with this video seen a thumbnail at corner of screen saying shiver and something nights I looked at it quickly thinking it was starry night and was like what’s Vincent Van Gogh got to do with this

Author — Anne Shields

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So the one guy dies after being infected and locked up 20 days latter? Incubation is 10 days so either he wasn't sick when locked up or that's one long illness.

Author — tuscanyjc

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neighbors jailing neighbors... fear =panic =chaos =madness = death= the end.

Author — jorge alberto ospna

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Shiver me Timbers!!!! The plague is back. Dark Ages are back. I 💜🎶Love History!! Thank you Europe locked out cities, with the sick and the well. It's no wonder so many died. They are doing the same 🐂💩. Children were locked inside with their sick parents. People with "travel permits." Elite-Europe is well prepared to make this the worst epidemic in the history of mankind. The rights of Humanity will dissolve. Wow, sounds like 2020. Mass Murder is in their blood, and in their conscience. Science Con....has no conscience.

Author — Kingdomof Hope

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DON'T BOTHER there are way more commercials then air time for the movie..

Author — pam r

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Strange, this video posted exactly the day COVID 19 breaks out.

Author — Kenreaves TheNeo