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The Plague Pits of London

During the Black Death of 1348 and the Great Plague of 1665, plague pits were dug across the city to dispose of London's infected dead. Travel Darkly visits some of the sites...
James Thompson, horse-stealer - chained to the floor and a spike iron collar placed around his neck to prevent him trying to escape AGAIN.

Ely Museum and Ely Bishop's Gaol, Ely, England

Ely Museum is situated in what was once the old Bishop's Gaol where prisoners were chained to the floor to stop them escaping. There's also a dead Roman soldier by the door. Travel Darkly went to take a look at this charming museum in Ely...

Sites of the Great Fire of London, 1666

A small fire which started in a bakery in Pudding Lane went on to destroy most of the City of London in 1666. Travel Darkly visits the sites associated with the worst fire in recorded history...