The Church of St Olave’s in London. It is celebrated for the carved skulls above its portico dating from before the Great Plague, which claimed 365 of its congregation. Photo: Hilary Clarke
Hilary Clarke
Opinion

Opinion

Hilary Clarke

Coronavirus-hit London’s horrible history of plagues, death and disease

  • Before Covid-19 there was Spanish Flu and Black Death
The Church of St Olave’s in London. It is celebrated for the carved skulls above its portico dating from before the Great Plague, which claimed 365 of its congregation. Photo: Hilary Clarke
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