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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 POLITICS The Events and Aftermath of the Plague of London Loss of territories - productive land,industries and raw resources 3. 2. The population of London dropped from 460,000 to about 350,000 = 50,000 people alive in London 1666 post pre The Council of Scotland decided to ban all trade with England, causing extreme job loss. London Reforms as a Result of the Plague London rebuilt with better sewage 1. Plague Orders in May 1666 The Great Plague killed between 75,000 and 100,000 of Londons rapidly expanding population of about 460,000. (15%) ECONOMIC & SOCIAL Progression of the Plague London plague first suspected in late 1664 Plague Orders: City of London Through rat infested alleys to Whitechapel and Stepney Started in St. Giles 1664 The Plague of London -Issued by London Privy Council-banned the burial of future plague victims in parish churches and small churchyards-enforced use of quicklime at designated burial sites-strictly prohibited opening graves Great Fire clears up plague Began to spread widely in April 1665 This disease was carried through the fleas on rats. The rats were attracted to the streets of cities because of the garbage everywhere. The plague killed 15% of Londoners The group hit worst by the plague wasthe poor. The rich could flee to the countryside, but the poor could not and were forcedto stay in London. The Plague had a psychological effect on London. The city abandoned all regular funeral rituals andjust dumped bodies in mass graves or burned them. Criminals, including murderers, were letout of prison to help dispose of bodies. Survivors were often driven to suicide.
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