I'm joined today by these to men who are accompanying on journey to try and find safety in these times. Both would love to share their stories with you
Hello everyone, I hope this finds you in good health. Before the plague hit, I was a doctor but before long it became too dangerous for me to stay. If I treated anyone wit the plague I would almost certainly die.
You should've seen the scene that I escaped from. Dead bodies everywhere, in houses, littered across the streets, people dragging carts of dead bodies round to dump into pits.
Words in italics are a real quote from a piece written in the 1380s, found at bbc.co.uk.
Refusing to help is not easy for a doctor to do but it got to a point where doctors needed only three qualifications: to be able to lie and not get caught; to pretend to be honest; and to cause death without guilt.
And I'm Anthony. I escaped from my hometown in Italy, where all my friends and family had died. It was so difficult to leave them, but the plague is now forcing every man to fight for themselves.
In the morning when a large number of bodies were found in the pit, they took some earth and shoveled it down on top of them; and later others were placed on top of them and then another layer of earth, just as one makes lasagne with layers of pasta and cheese.
Thankyou boys for those tragic, insightful stories. That's it for today, hopefully more news will be broadcast within the next year. Good luck to you all!