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Bubonic Plague

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  1. Bubonic Plague

  2. Bubonic Plague • Mid 1300’s western Eurasia was hit hard by the bubonic plague • Victims would experience chills, fever, convulsions and vomiting • Victims would also experience dark spots on their skin & swollen glands • Victims of the plague would die in just a few days • Known as “Black Death”

  3. Bubonic Plague Map

  4. Impact of the Plague • All religions were affected by the plague • Christians saw the plague as punishment for sin • Muslims saw this as testing their faith in God • Plague killed 20-30 million people by 1400 • Trade declined • Workers were scarce & could demand higher pay • Weakened feudalism • Jews were blamed for causing the plague

  5. Hundred Year’s War • England & France fought with each other (1337-1453) • Known as Hundred Years’ War • William “Duke of Normandy” claimed to be the rightful king of England • He captured England in 1066 and tied nobility of France with England • Tension grew on who had the right to rule England

  6. Hundred Years’ War • England claimed territory in southwest France • Fighting in Scotland & debate over the English Channel • English King Edward III claimed that he was the rightful king of France • Attacked France in 1337 • England got early victories • British attacked Orleans in France in 1428

  7. Hundred Years’ War • French peasant girl (Joan of Arc) led the French to defeat the English • Catholicand believed that religious visions were urging her to fight the English • King Charles of France knighted her 1429 • Later would be captured by the British and would be burned at the stake (19 years old) • Seen as a hero of France