FOMA Event

The Friends of Medway Archives Centre Christmas Event

Thursday 16 December 2021, The Medway Archives Centre


Timetable of Day:

Book Sale starts at 12 noon.

Talks start at 2pm.

Talks
Amanda Thomas will be talking on the following:

Diseases in Victorian Times – with a footnote on Covid-19
Exploring the causes and effects of the most common diseases of the Victorian era. The talk includes a discussion of the possible causes of the current Covid-19 pandemic and how lessons could have been learnt from the past.

Refreshment break

From Pagan Merriment to Puritan Misery.
The Banning of Christmas in the English Civil Wars.

The ancient celebration of Christmas and how the development of Protestantism caused it to be banned at the height of the English Civil Wars.


About Amanda Thomas:
Editor of The Clock Tower, Amanda J. Thomas is an author, linguist and historian with a particular interest in social and medical history; she was born in Chatham. Her books include: The Nonconformist Revolution, Cholera - The Victorian Plague, and The Lambeth Cholera Outbreak of 1848-1849; she also contributed to Dr Andrew Hann’s The Medway Valley a Kent Landscape Transformed. Amanda has worked on a diverse number of television historical documentaries for the BBC and Channel 5, including most recently London’s Greatest Bridges with Rob Bell.

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