London’s ghosts have still got secrets to reveal centuries on

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At the risk of coming across as a complete weirdo, I think I should let it be known that I’m fascinated by London and its history.

Every time I go there I imagine horses, carriages, the stench, the smell, the noise and the lives of those living there in the 16th and 17th centuries.

I like to imagine Shakespeare casting for his latest play at the Globe, and maybe Samuel Pepys writing his diary.

So it’s amazing to find London is still giving up its secrets – this time with skeletons being found under the pathway of the Crossrail.

Dating from the beginning of the Black Death, these 13 bodies are believed to be plague victims, and will have more secrets to tell those who get to study them.