Thursday, July 28, 2011

Dying Young

If Londoners were able to make it to age twenty-four they felt very lucky. (Via Hermes.)
The data from parish files shows how London was among the most dangerous and unhealthy places on the planet only 200 years ago. said the capital's records will cover a period from 1539 to 1980, including information on many of the 100,000 Londoners who died of Bubonic Plague between 1665 and 1666. (Read entire article.)

1 comment:

Violet said...

Poor people, the world is so unfair. Once i was in the city and i saw so many poor people.

It is so terrible to see human beings suffer like that.