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  • The Bills of Mortality

    The Bills of Mortality were designed to monitor deaths in London during that pleasant period of plague.

    They were started in around 1592, and soon became a weekly publication. The information was collected by local Parish Clerks. By 1629, the cause of death was also being provided. It's these publications that provide the most interest, even if they are a little gruesome.

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