John Guy: the mid 1590's were 'turmoil created by rising prices, bad harvests and outbreaks of plague and influenza'.
The bad harvests meant that the worst years effected were 1596/7
Agricultural prices soared.
Real wages went down
There was starvation in the North of England.
Officials in Newcastle upon Tyne reported that they had in September and October buried 25 people who had 'died for want in the streets'.
In 97 and 98…