Sunday, March 10, 2013

Elizabethan Fact of the Day: Soldiers Bring Back Plague to England

An engraving of Ambrose Dudley, the Earl of Warwick. Picture acquired through Wikimedia Commons. Image public domain.

In March of 1563, the soldiers of Ambrose Dudley, the Earl of Warwick brought plague back to England upon their return from France. 

To read more about the Earl of Warwick's role in siege of Le Havre, and to discover Queen Elizabeth's role in negotiating the Treaty of Troyes, view our article.