Black death DNA unravelled

In recent years there has been considerable speculation about the Black Death. In particular, some historians have argued that it was not actually Bubonic plague at all. A good introduction to this can be found in the Scott / Duncan book The Return of the Black Death . Other theories have even suggested that it might have been an early form of HIV. In this context, this article from today’s Telegraph shows again the growing importance of scientific methodology to the study of History.

If only I had paid more attention in Biology…

Mr Kydd.

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