In 1665, the tiny English town of Eyam was beset by the same plague that was affecting London. Under the guidance of the town’s reverend, the villagers agreed to quarantine themselves in order to protect nearby villages. After fourteen months, all but 83 of the town’s 344 residents had died. References:
Eyam Historic Plague Village (the town’s current website): http://www.eyamvillage.org.uk
Did this sleepy village stop the Great Plague? (BBC)
Plague-Infested Village Self-Quarantined to Stop the Plague of 1666 (Interesting Engineeering)
Eyam plague: The village of the damned (BBC News)
Eyam Plague Village Museum – Eyam, England (Atlas Obscura)
The Black Death and the Great Plague: a comparison (Teachit History)
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