The Black Death

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  • Black Death 1348
    • Bad living conditions
      • The fragmentation of Ancient Rome lead to worse public health standards
      • More people started living in towns so they became more crowded meaning disease spread quickly
      • Rivers were used for sewage and drinking water meaning there was a lack of clean water
    • Treatments
      • Prayers to appease God
      • Using herbs to keep safe from miasma
      • Purging, Vomiting and bloodletting to keep humours in balance
      • Move away or avoid infected
    • Causes
      • Caught from dead bodies e.g. Winchester build cemeteries away from people's homes
    • Impact
      • 30-45% of British pop died
      • Killed lots of workers so peasants asked for higher wages, cost of buying land fell- contributed to peasants revolt


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