Plagues

Plagues

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Credit: NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY PICTURE COLLECTION/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: During the plague in London, 17th century, burials of the dead took place outside of city walls. It was customary for such obsequies to be attended by armed law enforcement officials. This contemporary print shows the last rites of William Wiseman, a plague victim, with longbowmen in attendance.

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