Plague – The Black Death or Bubonic Plague 1348 – 1350


The plague, commonly known as The Black Death, reached England in June 1348, it originated in from Asia, most likely Mongolia in 1320’s and then spread across China. Europe was then covered with the unstoppable plague before eventually getting to England.

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The country was completely unprepared and medieval medicine inadequate to deal the disease and ignorance on how it was spreading. In a time when religion was so powerful people would look to the God for the answer and salvation. Within a year the plague had covered the country and people were being carried from the cities and buried in huge dug mass graves.

There was no single safe place even the most remote village if there was one case of a member of that village contracting the plague it would then spread throughout and wipe out the enire village.

Peasants were very…

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