The Great Plague
 
of
London
 
The Great Plague
 
of
London
happened
 
in
 
1665.
King Charles II
was
 
the
King
 
of
England.
 
The
plague
was
called
 
the
Black Death.
This was because
the victims
had
black
bumps
 
on
their skin.
 
 
The
plague
was
spread
 
by
fleas
 
on
rats.
 
It
first
started
 
in
Holland.
England
stopped
trading
with
Holland.
But
 
this
did not
stop
 
the
plague.
 
The
plague
came
during
 
a
very
hot
summer.
 
There
were
 
a
thousand
deaths
 
a
week
 
in
 
the
city.
 
You
needed
 
a
certificate
 
of
health
 
to
leave
London.
 
The
plague
ended
 
in
 
the
Great Fire of London.