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THE LONDON COURSE /SAMUEL PEPYS THE PLAGUE OF 1665 AND MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE TIME

The period of Samuel Pepys’ Diary, 1660 to 1669, is one of the most dramatic in London’s life: the restoration of the monarchy, the Plague, the Fire, the return of the new age of theatre as well as the development of new scientific ideas. The Diary is a unique record of the time by one man’s intimate reaction to these great events and also the candid and detailed account of his own personal life of domesticity and everyday occasions.


In this lecture, you will learn how one third of London’s population died in 1665 through the impact of the Bubonic Plague. Superstition and unscientific ideas could not control the spread. All the drama of apprehension and death is detailed in Pepys' Diary in the context of physicians, surgeons, apothecaries and statisticians.


Speaker(s):

Mr Geoffrey Toms | talks

 

Date and Time:

16 October 2013 at 10:45 am

Duration:

Half Day

 

Venue:

The University Women's Club
2 Audley Square
London
W1K 1DB


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Organised by:

THE COURSE
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Tickets:

£44

Available from:

info@thecoursestudies.co.uk

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