Connection: Peak District

Year of Plague, Year of Wonders, Geraldine Brooks

Historical Background This was to be the last virulent outbreak of the Black Death in Britain. In 1665 contagion was carried to the village of Eyam in a bale of cloth from London. Noticing it was damp, a tailor’s assistant dried it by the hearth,  inadvertently releasing the fleas that had come from infected rats.… Read more »