The Great Plague in numbers

In 1666 the Great Plague tore through London, wiping out nearly a quarter of its population. See how it spread, who was blamed and how many died in our infographic – packed with surprising facts and figures.

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More on the Great Plague 

Find out more about the Great Plague, and how we face epidemics in the modern world, in our blog:

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Did you know that one proposal to combat the plague was to float a ship of peeled onions down the Thames?

Learn more in our Great Plague feature