Maybe it wasn’t “fleas on rats”

Everyone learns at school that it was the ‘fleas on rats’ which spread the Black Death (bubonic plague) in the mid 14th century. Will teachers be having to rewrite their lessons and power points with the latest findings from research on skeletons dug out in central London?

The Guardian reports before a TV programme investigates the claim that the black death was spread by coughs and breathe NOT fleas on rats

So maybe we’ll no longer be able to enjoy that classy History song anymore!

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