Dbq Essay On The Black Death

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The Black Death
The Black Death: The Medieval black plague that ravaged Europe and killed a third of its population. It was due to the plague which is caused by a bacterium (Yersinia pestis) transmitted to humans from infected rats by the oriental rat flea.“By all accounts, the Black Death spread from France in the summer of 1348 to the port of Weymouth on the southern coast of England, from whence it travelled very rapidly to other ports in both directions along the coast. It progressed up through the Bristol Channel to Bristol before advancing along the Severn to Gloucester.From here it spread inland towards the east along the main routes to London, but also north and northwest, eventually invading Wales. Simultaneously, as proved by research, …show more content…

Even though most of the people targeted were older or weak some could have been young and healthy too, but it would 've taken a little longer for them to die because of the disease.“Given that the mortality associated with the Black Death was extraordinarily high and selective, the medieval epidemic might have powerfully shaped patterns of health and demography in the surviving population, producing a post-Black Death population that differed in many …show more content…

The Black Death was started in 1347 and ended around 1350, but there is some cases that still happen today. The Black Death was started by black rats that had a bacterium Yersinia pestis. The Black Death spreaded from France to the port of Weymouth. But as some researchers said that the Black Death might have not been caused by just rats, it also says that more than one thing could have caused so many people to die. Therefore researchers are still doing research on the Blath Death to this

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