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When London Faced a Pandemic—And a Devastating Fire

Posted by Jean-Yves on Mar 26, 2020

In 1665 and 1666, one city experienced two enormous tragedies: the Great Plague of London and the Great Fire of London.

The plague killed roughly 15 to 20 percent of the city’s population, while the fire burned about a quarter of London’s metropolis, making around 100,000 people homeless. And though the city only officially recorded a small number of deaths from the fire, the real death toll was likely quite high.

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