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Susan10146857 Report 20 Mar 2013 20:38



From the History of Durham and Newcastle 1827

Newcastle Upon Tyne

In 1317, there was a great famine and mortality in this town, and the quick are scarcely represented to bury the dead; several under the influence of extreme hunger, are said to have eaten their own children, whilst the thieves in prison devoured the newly incarcerated and greedily eat them alive.

Susan10146857

Susan10146857 Report 20 Mar 2013 20:38

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