Joan of England (1335-1348) was the first known English person to die of the bubonic plague. She set out with a massive entourage from England to Castile to meet her betrothed, didn’t listen to warnings in Bordeaux about the plague, and then lived through a horror movie of mass death. If you find this sort of story interesting right now, here you go! If you don’t want to hear about lots of people dying through exposure to a gruesome disease, YOU DON’T HAVE TO LISTEN TO THIS.
Joan of England (Wikipedia)
The black death and Joan of England (History of Royal Women)
Joan of England & the Black Death (Rebecca Starr)
On This Day: Death of Joan of England (Creative Historian)
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