History : The Black Death

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In the 1340 s' a terrible army marched across Europe leaving one in every three people dead. But it was not an army of soldiers it was an army of rats.These rats spread one of the deadliest diseases in human history..... the black death


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The symptoms

It started with a headache. Then chills and fever.Then came nausea, vomiting, back pain, soreness in arms and legs.

Within a day , the swellings appeared. They were painful, burning lumps on the neck, under there arms or on there inner thighs. Soon they turned black, split open, and began to ooze pus and blood.

It would be very very very very very hard to recover because they are probably bleed internally. There would be blood in there urine, blood in there poo, and blood under there skin, resulting in black boils and spots all over there body. Everything that came out of the body must have smelt disgusting.

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other interesting facts!!!!!!!!!

ring a ring of roses,
a pocket full of posies,
atishooo, atishooo,
we all fall down.

The first line of the rhyme describes the red rash that appeared on the skin. The sweet smelling posies were what people held to their noses to ward off infection (well at least they thought it would help!). Sneezing was an early symptom of the disease, and this was closely followed by 'falling down' (death).

The Black Death wiped out nearly one half of medieval Europe

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