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Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Museum of London

1665: London's Last Great Plague

Professor Vanessa Harding


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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?

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Professor Vanessa Harding is based at the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck, University of London.  Her main areas of research lie in medieval and early modern London, particularly in the interaction of social life and physical environment.

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30 September 2015

1665: London's Last Great Plague
Professor Vanessa Harding

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