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Historical Events in May 1348

Historic DiscoveryBlack Death

May 8 Ship from Bordeaux carrying the plague, lands in Melcombe Regis (now Weymouth), Dorset

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Medieval painting from 1353 showing the citizens of Tournai (today in Belgium) burying victims of the Black Death
Medieval painting from 1353 showing the citizens of Tournai (today in Belgium) burying victims of the Black Death
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