Decline of Medieval Western Europe

Demographic collapse, political instability, and religious intolerance all caused the decline of the Medieval Europe.

Series of Famines and Plagues

The Great Famine of 1315-1317 killed many Europeans Bad weather and lack of growth from crops the previous year caused a large lack of food. The Black Plague devastated Western Europe beginning in the 1300's. This pandemic was estimated to have killed at least 100 million people.


The Middle Ages (Medieval Period) lasted from the 5th Century to 15th Century.

List of Medieval Peasant Revolts

  • Peasant Revolt in Flanders: 1323-1328
  • Jacquerie in France: 1358
  • English Peasants' Revolt of: 1381
  • Harelle in France: 1382
  • Funen and Jutland Peasant rebellions: 1441
  • Jack Cade's rebellion: 1450