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The people of Tournai bury victims of the Black Death. Miniature by Pierart dou Tielt illustrating the Tractatus quartus bu Gilles li Muisit (Tournai, c. 1353). | Public Domain {{PD-US}}.
The people of Tournai bury victims of the Black Death. Miniature by Pierart dou Tielt illustrating the Tractatus quartus bu Gilles li Muisit (Tournai, c. 1353).
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A view of the Great Plague in London, 1665
A view of the Great Plague in London, 1665

The Government’s earnest request to everyone not to go out means, not surprisingly, that most of us have more time to spend at home. It’s good to have some variety in the daily round. When you’ve finished shampooing the cat, there are all sorts of opportunities to pursue your own interest in history from home. 

To take your mind off Coronavirus, why not read about how the plague affected St Albans, from the Black Death in 1349, to the outbreaks of the plague in the 17th century?

We’re celebrating our 175th Anniversary this year. Find out how the Society has pursued its objectives of ‘protect, discover, innovate and inform’, and read about the achievements of some of the early members of the Society.

 

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