Phillip DePoy

MARLOWE'S WAKE

More often than not, the dead remained dead and were buried. Christopher had been born in 1564, the year after the worst plague in Englandís history, The Black Death. claimed the lives of eighty thousand people. There had been so little room to bury the dead that coffins were frequently dug up, older bones taken elsewhere, and graves reused. A grisly discovery had been made: one in twenty coffins had fierce scratch marks on the inside. Five percent of the people buried in plague times in England had been put in their graves alive.

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