Surviving the Great Plague

Vanessa Harding describes the events of the 1665 Great Plague and explains how people at the time sought to cope with the disease

The Great Plague, from a pictorial broadsheet of 1665-1666 (Photo by Getty Images)

As we grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic, historian Vanessa Harding describes the events of the Great Plague that afflicted London in 1665, and explains how people at the time sought to cope with the disease.

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As we grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic, historian Vanessa Harding describes the events of the Great Plague that afflicted London in 1665, and explains how people at the time sought to cope with the disease.

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