La Grippe of 1562.
Chalmers' in his life of Mary Queen of Scots, relates that this famous lady was laid up for a week with an epidemic influenza. A letter from one of her Court to Mr Secretary Cecil, dated 30th November, 1502, says :— " May it please your H., immediately upon the Quccnc's arrival here she fell acquaynted with a new disease that is '' common in this towne, called here the new ncqiuuintance, .which passed also through*"* the whole Courte, neither sparing lorde, ladie, or damoysell, nor so much as either; Frenche or Englishe. It is a payne^iOjj-, the heads that have it, and a s'6ren«Mm their stomackes;with a great caughe ; it remayneth with some;" longer, 1 with other shorter time, fiyndeth as it apte .bodies 4 for the natureof the disease... .;I'-"*V :^ "The Queene kepte 'her'bedde six dayes. There was no appearance of, ; danger, nor manriie; that die; of/the", disease, excepte foure olde folkes." '':* .Jt^ "My L. of Murraye is now presently in it, the L. of Lcddington hathe had it; 1 and I am ashamed to saye that I have bene free of it, seeingeit Beeke.th*, acquaintance, at all handes. By rooon \ oi these occasions, I have not seen her G*: ; since she came to town." "' '■'' &*. p!?w' jijfi
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La Grippe of 1562., Ashburton Guardian, Volume xii, Issue 3402, 16 April 1890
La Grippe of 1562. Ashburton Guardian, Volume xii, Issue 3402, 16 April 1890
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