The Historian 149: Pandemics

The magazine of the Historical Association

Published: 28th June 2021


4 Reviews

5 Editorial (Read article for free)

6 Florence Nightingale and epidemics – Richard Bates (Read article)

11 Real Lives: Commonwealth War Graves Commission memorial in Hints churchyard: Edward George Keeling – Trevor James (Read article)

12 The experience of Bilston in the cholera epidemic of 1831–32: a melancholy pre-eminence in the catalogue of suffering – Alannah Tomkins (Read article)

18 Disease and healthcare on the Isle of Man – Caroline Smith (Read article)

22 Eyam: the plague village 1665-66 – Richard Stone (Read article)

26 Ancient Athenian inscriptions in public and private UK collections – Peter Liddel (Read article)

31 ‘Power to the people’? Disputed presidential elections in US history – Michael Dunne (Read article)

38 Women’s friendship in late eighteenth-century America and its relevance to lockdown – Rowan Cookson (Read article)

44 Reviews

46 My Favourite History Place: St James Church, Gerrards Cross – Philip Modiano (Read article)

48 History Abridged: The census (Read article)

50 Out and About: Tranquil area, turbulent history: the central marches of Wales and the Mortimer family of Wigmore – Paul Dryburgh and Philip Hume (Read article)

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Cover image: Mr Punch wrapped up in blankets in front of the fire, eating gruel and suffering from influenza, Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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