All About: The Great Plague 1665

All About: The Great Plague 1665

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This book is ideal for school project work or for those who want an 'at-a-glance' overview of The Great Plague. Complete with descriptions of the key events of the plague, it explains how it started and spread, how it affected its victims and how London was affected during the outbreak.

An ideal topic for study of an aspect of British history that extends pupil's chronological knowledge at KS2. The timeline, glossary and clearly-headed spreads make it easy to refer to essential dates, facts and personalities. Maps, contemporary paintings and pictures of artefacts all help bring the topic to life.
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Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 146 x 204 x 5mm | 110g
  • Wayland (Publishers) Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Colour and b/w
  • 0750294213
  • 9780750294218
  • 1,899,189

Table of contents

1: What is plague? The plague is back!
2: "A vast rain of fire..."
3: Plague carriers
4: Images and charms
5: The Great Plague in London
6: "I saw the comet..."
7: The streets of London
8: Outside the City of London
9: London's highway
10: Samuel Pepys: eyewitness
11: Pepys' diary of the Great Plague
12: The 'king's touch'
13: Nine o'clock curfew
14: Herbal remedies
15: The silent city
16: Plague orders
17: Physicians flee
18: Plague pits
19: Then and now. Fact and fiction?
20: Fewer deaths
21: Preventing plague
22: Glossary
23: Index
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About Pam Robson

After a long career as a primary school teacher, Pam Robson is now a part-time teacher and devotes the rest of her time to writing. During the past ten years she has written nearly 40 books for Macdonald Young, Wayland, Evans and Watts. She is also studying for an MA in children's literature at Roehampton. She is vice-chair of the British section on IBBY (International Board on Books for Young Children) and a member of the selection panel for the biennial Hans Anderson award.
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