Tag: Black Death

The Pestilence Graveyard in London

From an article in Saturday’s issue of The Guardian: “Archaeologists and forensic scientists who have examined 25 skeletons unearthed in the Clerkenwell area of London a year ago believe they have uncovered the truth about the nature of the Black Death that ravaged Britain…

Black Death Burials Beneath Charterhouse Square

Thanks to my friend Chris Nickson I started my day reading about yet another marvelous find in England, this a slice of what the archeologists believe to be a burial ground from the early part of the pandemic in the mid 14th century–the bodies…