The Black Death. 1347 - 1351. The Black Death. A devastating worldwide pandemic that first struck Europe, killing about a third of Europe's population. Question:. Does the Black Plague have any affect on your life Or our society?. The Famine of 1315-1317.
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1347 - 1351
A devastating worldwide pandemic that first struck Europe, killing about a third of Europe's population
Does the Black Plague have any affect on your life
Flea drinks rat blood that carries the bacteria.
Human is infected!
Flea bites human and regurgitates blood into human wound.
Flea’s gut cloggedwith bacteria.
Septicemic Form:almost 100% mortality rate.
From the Toggenburg Bible, 1411
Ring a-round the rosie
Pocket full of posies
We all fall down!
The victims ate lunch with their friends and dinner with their ancestors.
Death Triumphant !A Major Artistic Theme
35% - 70%
25,000,000 dead !!!
“A sickly season,” the merchant said,“The town I left was filled with dead,and everywhere these queer red fliescrawled upon the corpses’ eyes,eating them away.”“Fair make you sick,” the merchant said,“They crawled upon the wine and bread.Pale priests with oil and books,bulging eyes and crazy looks,dropping like the flies.”
A Little Macabre Ditty
“I had to laugh,” the merchant said,“The doctors purged, and dosed, and bled;“And proved through solemn disputation“The cause lay in some constellation.“Then they began to die.”“First they sneezed,” the merchant said,“And then they turned the brightest red,Begged for water, then fell back.With bulging eyes and face turned black,they waited for the flies.”
A Little Macabre Ditty
“I came away,” the merchant said,“You can’t do business with the dead.“So I’ve come here to ply my trade.“You’ll find this to be a fine brocade…”
And then he sneezed……….!
1337 - 1453
The Longbow as a Weapon
The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.