Not Just the Tudors
Surviving Plague in Florence
Between 1630 and 1631, the city of Florence suffered its last epidemic of plague. Some 12% of the city's population of 75,000 perished.
In this edition of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb talks to Professor John Henderson, historian of epidemics, about how Florence suffered, fought and survived the impact of plague - and what we might have learned from the approach of the Florentine authorities during our own recent pandemic.
The Senior Producer on this episode was Elena Guthrie. It was edited and produced by Rob Weinberg.
For more Not Just The Tudors content, subscribe to our Tudor Tuesday newsletter here >
If you'd like to learn even more, we have hundreds of history documentaries, ad free podcasts and audiobooks at History Hit - subscribe today!
To download, go to Android > or Apple store >
See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.