1665: The Great Pestilence of London

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By the end of 1664, talk of plague in Europe was beginning to spread throughout England. What rumours occurred and how did rumour operate before and during the time of the Great Plague in London? How did the Government attempt to silence the 'rumour machine'?

This lecture is part of Professor Pick's series, Rumour, Disease and the Madness of Crowds. The other lectures in this series are:
    1848: The Chartists' Revolution in London
    1888: Jack the Ripper
    Money Mania: The South Sea Bubble
    Miracle Cures: Spas, Shrines and Spirits
    Gambling Fever: The Mirage of Sudden Riches

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This event was on Thu, 19 Nov 1987

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