The Great Plague: The Story of London’s Most Deadly Year

Tuesday, June 8, 2004
4:00 pm PDT

Little Theater, Macgowan Hall
245 Charles E. Young Dr., East

—a lecture by Dorothy and Lloyd Moote

The speakers discuss their new book on the Great Plague in London during the years 1664–65, which killed nearly 100,00 people living in and around London. Hailed by the Guardian for its ability to combine minute detail with the larger picture in an “extraordinarily accomplished book,” The Great Plague has been described as “a book of rare distinction, one that is able to analyse a city in crises while never losing sight of the individual lives contained within it. From the tiniest microbe to the most blustery of regal proclamations, there seems to be no aspect of Pestered London to which the Mootes do not have access.”

Lloyd Moote is recognized as a major historian of early modern Europe. He has taught at the University of Toronto, the University of Minnesota, the University of Southern California, and is now an Affiliated Professor at Rutgers University. Dorothy Moote is a medical microbiologist, with a special interest in epidemiology and immunology. She has worked at Berkeley, UCLA, and the University of Southern California.