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H213 notes, 25 October 2011 The Great Plague of London Overview Review timeline and the way Protestants thought about plague The larger picture: historical background of the Great Plague of London (1665) John Graunt & the Bills of Mortality General aspects of the 1665 plague from the Bills of Mortality Background: London before the “Great Plague” At the end of a bloody civil war In the midst of a century of unprecedented growth “Restoration” of the monarchy reversed even the public mood, from Puritanism to frivolity John Graunt and the London Bills of Mortality Not a Protestant or English invention o Italian cities had death registers, but they were not public o Basic initial purpose of death reporting: plague surveillance o Protestant purposes after 1550 London’s Bills of Mortality o London reported news of deaths in weekly broadsides o John Graunt used the Bills to study change in London’s population o Graunt “the first demographer”
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course HIST-H 213 taught by Professor Charmichael during the Fall '11 term at Indiana.

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