The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A name given to a succession of fatal epidemics that devastated the world from China to Ireland in the 14th century, believed to be the same as the Oriental plague, though attended with peculiar symptoms; the most serious was that of 1348, which, as is reckoned, stripped England alone of one-third of its inhabitants.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Black Death'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/b/black-death.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.