By: Lauren K. Peyton B.
What was it?
How did it start?
Who did it effect?
Right after the plague there were many different aspects that were effected. People that had survived benefited from a labor shortage, so people now had a choice of whom they wanted to work for. A few decades later, when lords tried to revert back to the ways before the plague there were peasant revolts throughout Europe and the lower classes maintained their new freedoms and better pay. The Catholic Church and Jews in Europe were also effected. People did not trust in God or the Church since and many priests died of the plague which church services were limited. Jewish people were accused of poisoning the water because their mortality rates were significantly lower, something historians think it was because of better hygiene. It led many Jews to flee east to Poland and Russia, where they remained in large numbers until the 20th-century.
This shows the areas affected by the bubonic plague.
A graph showing the European population.
The black death was responsible for the death of many kinds of people, including the rich and the poor.
How was it spread?
This is an example of the ships that would travel and spread the disease.
The Bubonic Plague was spread in many ways.
Once humans were infected with the disease, they passed it on to other humans through the air.