Jan 31, 2015

THE VILLAGE OF EYAM

The year was 1665 when the village of Eyam, Derbyshire was touched by the deadly Great Plague by a flea contaminated parcel of fabric from London.


Instead of fleeing the villagers decided to the ultimate self-sacrifice of staying in order to contain the pandemic and not infect other villages.

 

 


Of the 350 people who lived there, 260 had succumbed to the plague.

sources: eyamplague, beautifulengland, historylearningsite

Jan 16, 2015

Dec 25, 2014

IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER

In the bleak mid-winter
Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak mid-winter
Long ago.



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Based on a poem by the English poet Christina Rossetti, and put into music by the great Loreena McKennitt.