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The plague arrives
Historians think that the plague arrived in England during
the summer of 1348. During the following autumn it
spread quickly through the south west. Few villages
escaped. Churchyards were full with bodies.
The plague spread quickly during the winter of 1348-1349
to the north of England. By 1350, nearly the whole of
Britain was infected with the plague.
At the end of 1350 nearly two and a half million people
were dead!…read more