The Black Death epidemic: London, England (specifically)

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  • Aug 13, 1346

    Plague is picked up in Caffa, Ethiopia

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    A Genoese ship trading in Ethiopia, picked up the bacteria Yersinia Pestis
  • Apr 9, 1347

    The Plague reachs Messina, Sicily

    The Plague reachs Messina, Sicily
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    The remnants of the crew and the plague reached Messina.
  • May 20, 1347

    Messina, Sicily Shuts its Port Down

    Messina, Sicily Shuts its Port Down
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    After Messina isstruck with plague, they shut their port so no other ships could come through. This caused other disease filled ships to relocate to other ports along the Mediterranean.
  • Jul 19, 1348

    From 1347 to 1348 plague spreads throughout Europe; reaches Channel Islands

    From 1347 to 1348 plague spreads throughout Europe; reaches Channel Islands
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    The plague spreads trhoughout Europe and reaches the Channel Islands.
  • Aug 7, 1348

    Plague reaches England

    Plague reaches England
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    The plague travels from the Channel Islands to England.
  • Nov 1, 1348

    The Black Death hits London, England

    The Black Death hits London, England
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    The plague travels through England, and finds its way to London. London's population before the plague struck, was 70,000, after the plague the cities population dropped by 30,000.
  • Sep 12, 1350

    Through the Past Two Years, About 2 Million People Died

    Through the Past Two Years, About 2 Million People Died
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    plague spread through London and England and killed 2 million of the 5-6 million people inhabiting the country.
  • Dec 5, 1350

    The Black Death Subsided in England

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    After two dark years of death and suffering, the plague finally subsideds. Leaving nothing but wreck and havoc behind.