The Black Death 1348-49
How did the Black Death spread to and throughout the British Isles? Where did it come from? Where did it go? And how did it kill about half of the population within two years? How was it treated and managed? What impact did it have? What caused the outbreak? - pneumonic plague spread by X Cheopsis and the fleas of the black rat which lead to an epizootic. How many died? How was it treated and who cared for the sick? Impact on the church and religious communities - chronicles by monks (extracts) as sources from ordinary communities limited and even church records are incomplete. effects on beliefs - flagellants. Impact on society - end of feudal system as deaths across society and redistribution of wealth.