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.
More on the Great Plague
Find out more about the Great Plague, and how we face epidemics in the modern world, in our blog:
Did you know that one proposal to combat the plague was to float a ship of peeled onions down the Thames?