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Black Death And The Bubonic Plague

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Black Death and the Bubonic Plague:

Origins:
The Bubonic Plague was an epidemic where the disease Black Death was spread throughout the world. This disease comes from Yersinia Pestis, which is a bacteria that is found on the backs of rats. Rats were present on merchant ships, as well as they were in the goods being traded. When people received goods, they consumed this bacteria and got Black Death. Black Death was a disease that caused major suffering and spread rapidly. Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius had died from Black Death, dating back to the 2nd century

Black Death in Central China 1333:
One of the busiest trade routes of the 1300s was China. Since it was a place filled with merchants and goods being traded, Black Death spread rapidly.
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The spread of Black Death into England was where people really understood how devastating the plague was.The worst was when disease was in cities, due to overcrowding and a large population. Also, the hygiene in England was already very dirty and extremely disgusting without Black Death present. Black Death spread so rapidly that 30-40% of the population was killed in just 2 years. One of the worst aspects of the disease was that when people were about to die, they could not confess their sins. To the Border scott, Black Death seemed to be that their enemies were being punished by God. The order of deaths were old, young, and then the poor. Some consequences were: no workers to farm land or attend jobs, prices and wages rose, and due to the deaths of priests, there were poorly taught…show more content…
The first problem was that the statute of Labourers was issued. It was a law that prohibited that peasants from trying to receive higher payments for working due to the shortage of workers. The second reason was that the prices increased greatly and peasants did not have any money. The third cause was that the poll tax continued to increase. And the final reason was that the church was poorly educated, sided with the barons, and became hated by the Peasants. On May 30th, peasants revolted. The effects of the revolt were: lowered poll tax, peasants became more respected, marked the breakdown of the feudal system, and the Parliament gave up trying to control peasants’ payments.

The Italian plague/ Great Plague of Milan - 1629
The Italian plague occurred during 1629 through 1631. This plague took about 280,000 lives. The places with the most deaths were Venice and Lombardy. The Venetian troops from Northern and Central Italy moved with the disease and spread it around even more.

The Great Fire in London on September 2nd,
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