The Horror of the Plague


I found this quotation interesting and horrifying.

"At the beginning of the year [1603], there were about 4,000 people in Lancelot Andrewes's parish. By December 1603, 2,878 of them had been killed by the disease [plague]."

from Adam Nicolson God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible

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