350 years ago, London experienced a devastating outbreak of plague. Some 70,000 people died and the capital’s social and economic life was disrupted for months.
The story is seemingly well-known but on closer examination there are still many disputed or puzzling features. Can we be sure that we understand the epidemic any better than those who lived through it?
This is a free public lecture by Professor Vanessa Harding.
No booking is required.
Full information is available on the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/1665-londons-last-great-plague