Street performers in London in the 17th century

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The Great Plague of London and how King Charles II fled the city

Where to find the plague pits of London

Samuel Pepys kept his famous diary of London life during the year 1665 when plague ravaged the city – killing thousands. He first noticed the onset of the pestilence when red crosses appeared on a door in Drury Lane. In a matter of a few days, King Death had galloped through the City of London […]