Burying the dead during the plague of 1665

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Burying the dead during the plague of 1665. Etching by C Grignion after S Wale. The former grounds of the Holywell (Haliwell) Abbey in Shoreditch, London, which were bounded on the north by Old Street and on the east by the site of the later Shoreditch High Street, and which occupied the sites of the later Great Eastern Street, Rivington Street and Curtain Road. The abbey had been demolished in 1539 Within a rococo border. Plague. Great Plague, London, England (1664–1666). Death. Burial. Shoreditch (London, England). Contributors: Samuel Wale (-1786); Charles Grignion (1721–1810). Work ID: jae45f37.

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