The Black Death Everleigh

The Black Death is an illness that swept through Europe between 1347 and 1351; also known as the Bubonic plague. Arrived in Europe through trade ships and killed over 20 million people -25% -50% of Europe was dead! 1/3 of the continents population. The Black Death was an disease which spread quickly and widely affecting many individuals at one time.

The disease spreads through the air and through the bites of infected rats and fleas. Symptoms of the Black Death is fever, chills, vomiting, diarrhea, aches and pains, and death!

They tried to cure it. The doctors tried bloodletting and superstitious practices such as burning herbs and bathing in rose water and vinegar. Some people thought that the Black Death was a kind of punishment from god, so they would punish themselves to say sorry.

The Black Death faded out because everyone was effected so there were no one that could get it. So many people died there was a serious shortage all over Europe, which workers demanding higher wages; Landlords refuse to pay them. Peasants left the manors and went to cities to find employment. The disease also hurt the church because they didn't understand why their prayers weren't being answered.

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