Flu

The Unexpected Impact of Influenza on the English Reformation

Jonathan Freedland and guest explore how Britain has recovered from crises in its history
Jonathan Freedland returns with a special series of The Long View for the Radio 4 Rethink season. As the country looks for the best ways to recover from the pandemic and examine how it might change society for the better in its aftermath, Jonathan and his guests consider national crises in our past and ask how those in power at the time sought to rethink their future.

Episode Two - Prof Diarmaid MacCulloch on the profound impact the 'flu epidemic of 1558 had on the future of the Protestant Reformation in England.

Producer: Tom Alban
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