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Eyam Plague Village by David Paul


Eyam Plague Village by David Paul

In September 1665, plague was inadvertentlytransported from London to Eyam in Derbyshire on a consignment of cloth. This small country village subsequently became famous for its decision to instate a A ecordon sanitaireA f, isolaoiing itself to prevent the disease from spreading. Much of EyamA fs population perished during that torrid period. Eyam: Plague Village follows the local rector, the Revd William Mompesson, as he tries to support his parishioners and contain the disease. Basing his account closely on the known facts, David Paul describes the events during this time in the villageA fs history from the perspectives of the rector, his wife Catherine, and the fictional character of Beth Hounsfeild, CatherineA fs cousin.

About the Author

David Paul is a well-known local historian and author. He lives in Widnes.

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Publication date

15th March 2012


David Paul

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Amberley Publishing


160 pages


Local history
Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700



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