2 Bubonic PlagueMid 1300’s western Eurasia was hit hard by the bubonic plagueVictims would experience chills, fever, convulsions and vomitingVictims would also experience dark spots on their skin & swollen glandsVictims of the plague would die in just a few daysKnown as “Black Death”
6 Impact of the Plague All religions were affected by the plague Christians saw the plague as punishment for sinMuslims saw this as testing their faith in GodPlague killed million people by 1400Trade declinedWorkers were scarce & could demand higher payWeakened feudalismJews were blamed for causing the plague
7 Hundred Year’s War England & France fought with each other (1337-1453) Known as Hundred Years’ WarWilliam “Duke of Normandy” claimed to be the rightful king of EnglandHe captured England in 1066 and tied nobility of France with EnglandTension grew on who had the right to rule England
8 Hundred Years’ War England claimed territory in southwest France Fighting in Scotland & debate over the English ChannelEnglish King Edward III claimed that he was the rightful king of FranceAttacked France in 1337England got early victoriesBritish attacked Orleans in France in 1428
9 Hundred Years’ WarFrench peasant girl (Joan of Arc) led the French to defeat the EnglishCatholic and believed that religious visions were urging her to fight the EnglishKing Charles of France knighted her 1429Later would be captured by the British and would be burned at the stake (19 years old)Seen as a hero of France
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