Great Plague Of London Explored In New Exhibition | Londonist

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The Square Mile’s Guildhall Library has mounted a small but informative exhibition about the Great Plague. The visitation of 1665 killed an estimated 100,000 Londoners — around a quarter of the population.

The display presents original documents and publications from the time, all drawn from the library’s unrivalled holdings. Visitors can inspect…

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July 8th  – “London’s Dreadful Visitation:  The Great Plague, 1665” (exhibition in Guildhall Library)

The Lost City of London - Before the Great Fire of 1666

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I have just returned from the newly-opened exhibition entitled “London’s Dreadful Visitation:  The Great Plague, 1665” in  the Guildhall Library.  The exhibition runs until September 11th.  Readers might also be interested to know that there is an illustrated lecture and late viewing to accompany the formal launch of the exhibition between 6-8pm on July 16th (£5 payable, booking essential), and also a series of family-friendly  storytelling workshops  between 11am-12:30pm on July 27th and 28th and August 3rd and 4th.

As well as informative posters, the exhibitions features a selection of seventeen priceless and seldom-seen primary source materials from the library’s extensive holdings.  The latter include a copy of the rare book “Certain Necessary Directions: As Well As For The Cure Of The Plague As For Preventing The Infection: With Many Easie Medicines Of Small Charge”, issued at the beginning of…

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