Grisly Facts about the Black Death

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So swift was the onslaught of the Black Death that Boccaccio famously quipped that those struck down by the 14th century plague “had lunch with their friends but dinner with their ancestors in paradise” The Black Death, the Bubonic Plague, the Great Mortality, The Pestilence and more recently (and scientific) the Yersinia pestis, all different names to describe the horrible deaths of 75 million souls in Europe and 200 million people worldwide. It was certainly a black and bleak period in world history. Here are some grisly facts about the Black Death.

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