Plague Fiction – 13 September 2020 – 13/9/2020 – Sunday – BBC Four

In light of the COVID-19 global outbreak, Professor Laura Ashe looks back at the Black Death of the 14th century, the deadliest pandemic recorded in human history. It goes through the literature of the time, from one of the earliest accounts in 1347, to the great Plague Diary of Samuel Pepys, Professor Ashe looks at how literature helped us cope with fear and tragedy, the importance of bravery and personal sacrifice, and whether the past can offer us the comfort and healing that we need now.


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