The Great Dying : The Black Death in Dublin Paperback / softback
by Maria Kelly
Between August and December 1348, 14,000 people died in Dublin from the plague, a rate of 100 a day.
This horrendous disease was carried to its victims by rats, and once infected, those victims could die within 3 days.
This is the only book to investigate the disease and its effects specifically in Dublin.
Maria Kelly examines the fear, panic, and superstition surrounding the outbreak that many believed was a punishment from God for their sins.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 24/07/1997
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9780752423388