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When did the Black Death reach England?
1.5 million (over 1/3rd of the population)
How many people in medieval England died from the Black Death?
What name is given to the plague that caused buboe swellings?
Plague that affects the lungs.
What is pneumonic plague?
Where do historians think the plague came from?
Because they carried the fleas, which transmitted the plague.
Why were rats thought to have been important during the Black Death?
Fever, coughing up blood, buboes, bleeding under the skin, shivers, death.
Name three symptoms of the plague.
People who whipped themselves, hoping that God would forgive their sins and spare their lives.
What were flagellants?
Yes emerald was a medieval cure
Was crushed emerald used as a medieval cure for the Black Death?
God, miasma - bad air/smells, astrology - the stars, witchcraft, Jewish people, unbalanced humours (bodily fluids).
Name three things that people thought caused the Black Death.
Who was the most powerful person in medival England?
Why were peasants important in medieval society?
Not enough peasants to farm
Why did the Black Death also lead to starvation?
False - it had a huge impact!
True or False - the Black Death didn't really affect England
God had saved them - they were special
What did people who had survived the Black Death believe?
There were fewer of them, so they could demand higher wages.
Why did peasants benefit from the Black Death?
The feudal system
Which medieval system of government was changed by the Black Death?
They brought in the 1351 Statute of Labourers that stated that no peasants could be paid more than in 1346 (before the Black Death).
What did the government do to stop peasants leaving their farms to look for better pay?
The Peasants Revolt - the peasants weren't happy with the Statute of Labourers
What happened in 1381?
How many outbreaks of the Black Death were there in the 14th century?