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What’s On-Line: Shut up – Quarantine and social distancing during Tudor epidemics

June 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


How did the state react to epidemic outbreaks during the Medieval and Early Modern period? In this pertinent talk, you’ll learn about Henry VIII’s attitudes to infectious disease, Tudor social distancing and the introduction of the first government quarantine measures in 1517 in response to repeated outbreaks of both plague and ‘sweating sickness’, as well as the widespread reaction to these measures.

This talk will be delivered by Euan Roger, Principal Medieval Records Specialist, followed by a live Q&A.

This online talk will be presented via the FLOW platform. In order to attend this online event you will need either:

  • The latest version on Google Chrome
  • The latest version of Mozilla Firefox

Internet Explorer and Safari for MacOS are not currently supported by FLOW.

You can register and attend the event on Android mobile devices using the latest version of Android and the Google Chrome browser. IOS is not currently supported.

What’s On-Line is a series of free, pre-recorded online talks delivered by our experts, here at The National Archives.

Please use the link below to register for this talk, you will be redirected to our delivery platform, FLOW:



June 5
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm