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In March 2020 London, along with the rest of Britain, entered a lockdown designed to protect the community against the Covid-19 virus. The teeming metropolis became devoid of people and traffic; places normally crowded with people were suddenly empty. In London in Lockdown author David C. Ramzan explores how London changed in this period, through the evolving measures in the pandemic in 2020 and 2021, and gives the history behind the scenes he captures. Links with previous calamities in the capital are also highlighted such as the Great Plague and the Great Fire of London.London in Lockdown is a poignant reminder of the devastating changes to people’s lives in the capital in this period.
About the Author
David C. Ramzan has written and illustrated a series of books on topics including football, pirates and cookery, as well as researching the history and heritage of his local area, Greenwich, London. A self-employed graphic designer, illustrator and artist, he also worked in special educational needs and has written several historical publications and articles for magazines and periodicals, subjects which include local, maritime and football history; piracy, smuggling and Victorian crime.