Responses to the Black Death (1250-1500) (GCSE History OCR B)

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How did the Black Death spread to the UK?
Through trade routes from Europe and Asia
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When did the Black Death begin in the UK?
1348, and reached the far North, Wales and Ireland in 1349
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How was the Black Death spread?
Unknowingly through fleas on rats
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What were Religious thoughts on the Black Death?
That it was a punishment from God
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What did Astrologists thought had caused the Black Death?
Unusual planet movement
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What did regular people think had caused the Black Death?
Miasma - invisible air poison
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What did doctors think made people vulnerable to the Black Death?
An imbalance in humours
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Give 2 examples of attempts to cure the Black Death
Tying live toads chickens to buboes, and blood letting
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What did rich people do to get protect themselves from the Black Death?
They moved from the town to the countryside to get away from it
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What were Flagellants?
Religious extremists who whipped themselves to ask for God's forgiveness, so they wouldn't catch Black Death
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What did some Landlords do when the Black Death struck?
They threw tenants who had the disease out of their housing
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What did many townpeople do to avoid the Black Death?
They shut themselves in their houses
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What did most religious people do when the Black Death struck?
They confessed their sins and repented to protect themselves
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What did people do in their households to avoid the Black death?
They burned Rosemary to purify the air
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very helpful well done

this made me pass my exam

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