The Plague

By Andrew Marshall

The plague started in Europe(Italy To be exacted) in 1347, when a merchant ship went in a Sicilian port, in which it spread quickly to all of Europe.
"ate lunch with their friends and dinner with their ancestors in paradise."


- Giovanni Boccaccio

Five years after the plague started, 25 million people died in Europe, which was one third of Europe's population at the time.
"God is deaf now-a-days and deigneth not hear us, And prayers have no power the Plague to stay."


-Piers Plowman


The Black Death - Worst plague in history
The Black Plague of Europe
After the plague the demand for labor jobs increased because of the number of people that died and wages increased for laborers.
"How many valiant men, how many fair ladies, breakfast with their kinfolk and the same night supped with their ancestors in the next world."


-Giovanni Boccaccio