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Hi! [Jan. 19th, 2010|07:40 pm]
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Hello, all!

Absolutely fascinated with various eras, particularly Victorian times and the Black Death that hit London in the 1600s. I was wondering if anyone had any interesting articles/information concerning the plague, I was once told a story where a ship docked filled with bodies who had been taken by it and have been trying to find more about it. Gruesome stuff!!!

Anyway! I come bearing and interesting flickr site too;

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kintzertorium/

This guy has been collecting woodcuts, drawings and photographs of incredibly unusual scenes involving to name a few; death, witchcraft and sex ranging from various periods. I reccomend a look if you feel like being shocked and amazed.

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[User Picture]From: abauche
2010-01-19 08:45 pm (UTC)

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Thanks for the link! I love pen and ink drawings so this is wonderful.
[User Picture]From: scarebots
2010-01-19 09:14 pm (UTC)

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Keep reading, there's loads of it!
[User Picture]From: malikxbakura
2010-01-19 09:16 pm (UTC)

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Thats really interesting (: I have a few books I got off amazon that involved stuff on the black death, and sometimes, just getting books from that period, of famous people, tells you a whole lot about that time period, as well as the person.

Hell, I found out my mothers home town was mentioned in a document about that black death @.@
[User Picture]From: scarebots
2010-01-20 02:16 pm (UTC)

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Wow that's cool. :D
[User Picture]From: hellbound_heart
2010-01-19 11:10 pm (UTC)

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Not an article but a book I read recently: The Black Death: an Intimate History by John Hatcher part-fictionalises an account of what happened in an English village, which allows him to make some interesting assumptions about what people felt and did during the time.
[User Picture]From: scarebots
2010-01-20 02:21 pm (UTC)

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I'll have a look, thank you. I'm currently reading a fictional novel called Company of Liars, which is involving a plague & great.
[User Picture]From: retrofire
2010-01-19 11:32 pm (UTC)

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Seriously wonderful - thank you!
[User Picture]From: scarebots
2010-01-20 02:22 pm (UTC)

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Glad you're enjoying them.
[User Picture]From: dearbrains
2010-01-20 02:15 am (UTC)

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there's a really great book called plagues and peoples by william h. mcneill. it talks about the plague epidemically through out history, not specific to victorian or elizabethan eras.
[User Picture]From: scarebots
2010-01-20 02:22 pm (UTC)

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Wonderful, i'll look it up thanks!