What was the Black Death?
IN 1347 DEATH CAME to Europe. It ravaged for six years, and no one was spared. Old, young, rich and poor all died mysteriously. The mark of death was certain: Buboes would emerge in the groin or armpits, and within a few days, the victim would most likely die. Most experts agree that around 25…
Powdered Skull Was Supposed To Cure a King
In 1685 Charles II of England died of malaria. But the attempted cure was almost as deadly as the disease itself.
British Capitalism Introduced New Diseases to the Caribbean
How a quest for profit and ever-increasing production – in short, capitalism – introduced disease and slavery to the Caribbean.