Sarum: The Novel of England - The Death Summary & Analysis

Edward Rutherfurd
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The Death Summary

The year is 1348. A ship from France docks at Christchurch, bringing with it a sewer rat and fleas infected with the plague, know as the Black Death. Young Peter Wilson is bitten by an infected flea. Gilbert de Godefroi receives a letter from a friend telling of the plague. He orders an intense cleaning of Avonsford. They decide to bring their son home from school.

Godefroi agrees to rent his sheep house to the Mason family and then goes to see William Shockley. As a merchant trader, Shockley always receives news of events in other places. When Shockley arrives home, he finds that Peter Wilson is ill.

Agnes Mason decided that animals spread the plague and is determined to keep all animals out of the sheep house. This is why they left the city and moved to the high ground. Her stepson Nicholas disobeys her...

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