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Eyam, a Derbyshire village, 5 miles N. of Bakewell, chiefly made famous on account of the outbreak of the plague there in 1665, and the heroic conduct of the rector, William Mompesson, who devoted himself to his parishioners, two-thirds of whom perished. An interesting History of the Plague at Eyam has been published.