How Have Ordinary People Responded in Times of Crisis?

Four historians consider what the past might tell us about everyday responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Holland House library after an air raid, 23 October 1940. This photograph was likely staged for propaganda purposes. Wiki Commons.


‘Our brains may be baffled when we are living history, but in their adaptability lies our resilience’

Daniel Todman, Author of Britain’s War: Into Battle, 1937-1941 (Allen Lane, 2016) and Britain’s War: A New World, 1942-1947 (Allen Lane 2020)

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