The first wave of the plague to hit Britain and Ireland in 1348 took millions of lives, and ultimately led to a colossal population collapse that took around two centuries to recover and left the islands devastated.
However, as further waves of plague washed over these shores throughout the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, fresh modes of thought and new social, legal, economic and cultural opportunities and challenges emerged for the survivors and subsequent generations.
Exploring the records of church and state, join The National Archives’ Principal Records Specialist, Paul Dryburgh as he examines how the royal government, communities and individuals dealt with dramatically changed circumstances and how the country attempted to recover from living with the pandemic.
The talk will last approximately 30-40 minutes, followed by a 15 minute Q&A.
Free. This online talk will be presented on Microsoft Teams.
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