Scotland's Tourism Ministry announced on October 31 a major development program that explores connections between Edinburgh Castle and the history of the New World, particularly the USA. "The exhibition will explore the castle's connections with the American War of Independence as well as 18th century European conflicts including the French Revolution, through the stories of the men who found themselves gaoled at Edinburgh Castle."

comment passed from Marilyn Tacoma PN - aka Pheng of the Merigol

I'm a little confused about your comment about the black rats. To which diease were they not resisitant? Bubonic plague was known in Europe else St Rocco would not have been the patron saint of it's sufferers because of hi survival. 7-21 (okay 23 days) is a fairly common incubation period for virial infections. Is Hemorrhagic Plague the same as Pnuematic Plague or yet another variation--there aren't you glad you opened this discussion? (P)