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422. And all the plagues with which mankind are curst,
Ecclesiastic tyranny’s the worst. (Religion & Plague & Tyranny) Daniel Defoe 1660-1731, The True-Born Englishman
104,843. The plague [of locusts] is a single animal, its body covering 400 miles. (Insect & Plague) The Hellstrom Chronicle, 1971
30,094. When the Plague arrived in Britain one chronicler described it as, ‘Death coming into our midst like a black smoke. A rootless phantom of no mercy.’ (Great Britain & England: Early-1455 & England: 1456-1899 & Plague & Medieval) Bettany Hughes, Seven Ages of Britain: The Sixth Age: 1350 A.D. – 1530 A.D.
61,458. They had no defence against the enemy – it was a flea ... At the height of the plague there were not enough living to bury the dead ... The Black Death. (Civilisation & Plague & Flea) James Burke, Connections: Faith in Numbers s1e4
712. Floods, plagues, fire and brimstone – these legendary punishments were inflicted by a vengeful God. (God & Noah & Plague) God’s Wrath, Discovery Channel
4,359. The Atlantic Ocean prevents the plague reaching the Americas. (Humanity & Plague & United States of America) Mankind: The Story of All of Us V, History Channel 2012
111,352. 1352: the Sahara: the largest desert on the planet … Ibn Battuta: He left Morocco at age 21 vowing never to travel the same road twice. He has explored over 40 countries but this is his first time in the Sahara … The plague raging through Asia, Europe and the Middle East; it’s killed up to a fifth of the world’s population … but the Sahara is a barrier against the Pandemic. (Humanity & Pandemic & Desert & Exploration & Plague) Mankind: The Story of All of Us VI: Survivors
8,666. Festering disease. Raging pestilence. And agonizing death. But what if the source for all this very human suffering has a strangely non-human origin? (Aliens & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Disease & Plague) Ancient Aliens: Aliens, Plagues and Epidemics s3e7
8,667. Like the plague of Athens, the Justinian Plague was accompanied by multiple reports of strange sightings in the sky. (Aliens & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Disease & Plague) ibid.
8,669. The Spanish Influenza eventually disappeared just as quickly as it arrived. (Aliens & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Disease & Plague & Flu) ibid.
9,380. The plague reached the south coast of England in the summer of 1348. (Death & Plague) Medieval Lives III: Birth, Marriage and Death: A Good Death
12,008. Could there have been a rational explanation for the plagues? (Moses & Bible & Old Testament & Plague) Mysteries of the Bible: Moses and Mount Sinai s1e1
12,010. Exodus: a Biblical tale of miracles. Catastrophes and history changed by the hand of God. From the burning bush to the death of the first-born, scholars and enthusiasts have pursued natural explanations for supernatural events ... Exodus is a three-thousand-year-old story of terrible plagues, the parting of the Red Sea, and the Israelites freed from slavery in Egypt. The book of Exodus is central to Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The faiths of billions. (Moses & Bible & Old Testament & Plague & Israel) The Bible Uncovered: Exodus/Riddles of the Bible: Exodus Revealed
85,156. If the Plagues can be explained scientifically, then perhaps they are much more than a myth. Secrets of the Bible: The Ten Plagues s1e1
24,157. 5818.4 A botanical plague is devastating a planet in the quadrant of the galaxy where the Enterprise is operating at present. It threatens to destroy the vegetation on the entire planet leaving it uninhabitable. (Star Trek & Plague) Star Trek: The Cloud Minders s3e21
24,224. Our planet is in desperate need, Captain. We have people suffering from a lethal plague. (Star Trek: The Next Generation & Plague) Star Trek: The Next Generation s1e22: Symbiosis, alien on board
28,265. The Bubonic Plague ... Around a third of the population was wiped out. (Germany & Plague) Andrew Graham-Dixon, The Art of Germany, BBC 2010
28,478. Locusts: after devouring the local vegetation they release pheromones that signal it’s time to move on and grow long wings. (United States of America & Plague) America: The Story of the US: Heartland
29,171. It was a decade-long natural catastrophe of Biblical proportions when the skies refused their rains. And plagues of grasshoppers and swarms of rabbits descended on parched fields. When bewildered families huddled in darkened rooms while angry winds shook their homes. Pillars of dust choked out the midday sun. (United States of America & Plague) Ken Burns’ The Dust Bowl: The Great Plough-Up
30,093. The Black Death had arrived and within three years it would wipe out half of the population. (Great Britain & England & Normans & Plague) Bettany Hughes, Seven Ages of Britain 1066 A.D. – 1350 A.D.
30,094. When the Plague arrived in Britain one chronicler described it as, ‘Death coming into our midst like a black smoke. A rootless phantom of no mercy.’ (Great Britain & England & Plague) Bettany Hughes, Seven Ages of Britain: The Sixth Age: 1350 A.D. – 1530 A.D.
30,098. The ravages of the black death had almost halved the male labour force. (Great Britain & England & Plague) ibid.
30,151. It travelled about a mile a day and by winter had infected the whole of the south. (Great Britain & England & Plague) Michael Wood, The Great British Story: A People’s History: The Great Rising 4/8
30,152. With the tenants dead who would plough the Lord’s land? (Great Britain & England & Plague) ibid.
30,153. At least half the population of Britain died. (Great Britain & England & Plague) ibid.
30,242. France and England were forced to agree a truce but it was a fragile death … the plague had plunged the country into a moral panic. (England & Edward III & Plague) Dr Janina Ramirez, Chivalry and Betrayal: The Hundred Years War I: Trouble in the Family 1337-1360, BBC 2013
30,279. Hot on the heels of massacre and starvation came plague. (Great Britain & England & Plague) Simon Schama, A History of Britain: Conquest
30,293. In the summer of 1348 the English could be forgiven for thinking themselves unconquerable. They had vanquished the old enemies – the Scots and the French. Their King – Edward III – seemed the most powerful ruler in Europe. But they would be conquered ... King Death. His weapon was plague ... Almost half the country would be dead. (Great Britain & England & Edward III & Plague) Simon Schama, A History of Britain: King Death
30,424. The Black Death ... This is now the Bubonic Plague. (Great Britain & England & Plague) The British II: People Power
30,524. The Black Death was a fourteenth century apocalypse. (England & Plague & Medieval & Pandemic) Dr Robert Bartlett, Inside the Medieval Mind II: Sex
30,543. The disease scythed through the population ... Half the population of England was dead. The world after the Plague looked dramatically different. Entire villages lay deserted. There was no-one to work the land. (England & Plague) Dr Robert Bartlett, Inside the Medieval Mind IV: Power
30,754. The most terrifying thing you’ll encounter in Elizabethan England – the Plague. (England & Elizabeth & Plague) Dr Ian Mortimer, The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England III: Brave New World
31,747. The black plague ravaged the towns and ports where the Anglo-Normans were strongest. (Ireland & Plague) Fergal Keane, The Story of Ireland, BBC 2/5
52,619. Locusts: Gigantic plagues several billion strong, and as much as forty miles wide. They will consume every edible thing that lies in their path. This is one of planet Earth’s greatest spectacles. It’s rarely seen on this scale and it won’t last long. (Animals & Earth & Desert & Plague) David Attenborough, Planet Earth: Deserts e5
57,702. It is the middle of the fourteenth century. Antonius Block and his squire after long years as crusaders in the Holy Land have at last returned to their native Sweden. A land ravaged by the Black Plague. The Seventh Seal [Det Sjunde Inseglet] 1957 starring Max von Sydow & Bibi Andersson & Gunnar Bjornstrand & Bengt Ekerot & Nils Poppe & Inga Landgre & Ake Fridell & Inga Gill & Erik Strandmark & Bertil Anderberg & Gunnel Lindblom et al, director Ingmar Bergman
57,703. I saw a dead corpse in a coffin lie in the close unburied – and a watch is constantly kept there, night and day, to keep the people in – the plague making us cruel as dogs one to another. Samuel Pepys, diary 4th September 1665