So what was the connection? How did a tiny village become infected with The Plague? It was by a tragic accident .
The 1665- 1666 Bubonic Plague in London was the last great plague in England. It killed about 100,000 people in London about 25% of the population at the time. Eyam was much smaller in numbered population. The percentage loss was certainly no less than London. There were many plagues across Britain over centuries but the 1665 is the one mainly remembered. It was carried by fleas on the back of rats and spread very quickly. And this, is how it spread to Eyam, Derbyshire.
Here is tale of how the unselfish attitude and actions of a community saved hundreds by their self sacrifice, a beautiful tale of love.