Presentation on theme: "By Martin Jones and Jonah Grob. The Bubonic Plague, also known as the Black Death was a disease that swept through Europe, killing around twenty-five."— Presentation transcript:
The Bubonic Plague, also known as the Black Death was a disease that swept through Europe, killing around twenty-five million people.
The Plague started in 1347 Dark Age doctors thought the disease came from rats. However the real source of the disease came from the fleas the infected rats carried.
People infected with the Black Death quickly developed a high fever, headache, chills, muscle pain and began coughing. Once these symptoms were displayed, there was no way to save the victim.
The Plague was brought to Europe by a merchant fleet carrying trading goods from The Black Sea in Asia, to Manilla, a town in southern Italy.
The Bubonic Plague killed one third of the entire population in Europe.That means one out of every three people were killed. This picture shows the widespread destruction the plague inflicted.
So many people died that survivors were unable to bury them all, instead people were buried hundreds at a time in pits called mass graves.
Because of the widespread death, Employment plummeted and surviving workers demanded increasingly high pay. As a result, inflation began to rise rapidly.
The Black Death caused most trade between countries and peoples to stop. It brought back times of Feudal leaders. However, some historians speculate that the Bubonic Plague issued in an era of peace and prosperity culminating in the Renaissance.
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