Revision Notes On The Black Death

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  • The Black Death
    • Began in Asia/travelled rapidly through trade routes.
    • Some of the believed causes were that Jews had poisoned wells or that it was to do with the position of the stars.
    • The Plague was in Turkey in 1347 and spread to England in just a year - 1348.
    • The cause of the disease was of a bacteria called Yersina Pestis.
    • Some of the symptoms were: bubbles lumps, fever and vomiting.
    • The Plague spread quickly because the street cleaning was poor and that led to rats being encouraged to breed.
    • The plague started in the late 14th century and finally ended in the 18th century. It was known as the Great Plague of 1665.


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