History | By: N Quentin Woolf

Londonist Out Loud: A Podcast About London, 22 November 2013

Welcome to the latest episode of Londonist Out Loud, a podcast about London, as recently recommended by The Telegraph.

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Londonist Out Loud is presented and produced by N Quentin Woolf. We are back at the Guildhall Library this week, for the second part of NQW's meeting with principal librarian Dr Peter Ross.

Specialising in London history, Guildhall Library is a must for anyone with an interest in the past of this great city. This week the pair peruse the London Bills of Mortality, which from the mid-17th to mid-19th century recorded burials and causes of death within the City of London. With deaths reported by parish clerks on a weekly basis, the Bills make it possible to trace the movement of the Great Plague throughout the City in 1665.

A slice of racy Victorian is next on the agenda with a look at an "indescribably filthy" 19th century journal, complete with female ankles and cleavage. Golly.

If you'd like to get involved in the Robes Project Sleepout for the Homeless on 29 November as mentioned by NQW, you can find more details here.

Guildhall Library podcast - Part 1


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Show notes by Ruth Hargreaves