The dark shadow of the medieval Black Death

The dark shadow of the medieval Black Death The ruins of the medieval Franciscan friary in Kilkenny. Photo: Ruhrfisch.
The World of Books by the Books Editor Recently a friend of mine asked me what the visitation of the Black Death to Ireland at the end of the 1340s was like. He was wondering how it compared to the present Covid-19 infection. Actually, a very vivid record exists: it was first printed coincidently in…
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