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1 an introduction to Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

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3 Living in London (and England) … 1660’s

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7 To London

8 The Eyam Church The well, on the outskirts of the village, where food and coin were exchanged Eyam’s main street (now!) The Bradfords’ house

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10 Background – factors to help your understanding [ - make sure you are familiar with how each of these factors affected life in Eyam …] Life in 17 th -century rural England: Isolated Surrounded by superstition Brutal – extremes of weather & work. Controlled – social hierarchies “Primitive” living conditions Limited medical knowledge Major “world” events – English Revolution Puritanism The London plague (1665) The Great Fire (1666) Witchcraft

11 “ She’s a witch!”


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