Jan 1, 1300
persecution of the jewsCause: Jews were unpopular as many people blamed them for their suffering, they believed that the Jews were poisoning the wells of the Christians and infecting people with the plague.
Effect: The church isolated the Jews from the Christian society. The isolation succeeded because of the laws that didn’t let the Jews to hire the Christians as servants, work as doctors or sell goods to Christians. Many jobs where closed to Jews and they had to wear a badge displaying their separation. They suffere
Jan 1, 1349
the flagellantscause: the flagalents did certain stuff so the gods would forgive them of there sins and rid them of the pandemic. Prolonged plague, hunger, drought and other natural maladies would motivate thousands to take part in this extreme method.
effects: they whipped themselves in public, during the mid 14th century, groups wearing white robes roamed around the country side dragging crosses while whipping themselves.
Jan 1, 1350
the black death reaches germanyCause: the reason that the Black Death spread to Germany was because it spread very quickly because people lived very closely together and they didn’t know about the contagious disease. The disease spread overseas by people who were contaminated travelling to a certain place by boat and infecting other people. The disposal of dead bodies was very brief and helped spread the disease.
effect: 75 to 200 million people died and the population of europe was reduced by 50 percent.
May 30, 1381
the peasants revoltCause: The Black Death was an attempt by the peasants to maintain the conditions they had gained because of the depopulation brought by the plague.
Effect: The people who were higher in the feudal system no longer had workers to help them with their land, Parliament gave up trying to control the level of wages that landholders paid to peasants, The poll tax was never raised again, The number of men not tied to the lord’s land and The feudal system was further broken down.
The Great Plague of LondonCause: an outbreak of plague took place in London it was spread by people, Rodents and fleas. The overcrowding of the rapidly growing population of London and the unhygienic conditions helped the pandemic spread even faster.
Effect: it had the same symptoms of high fever, vomiting, and swelling in the armpits and groin. 75,000 to 100,000 of London’s 460,000 population were killed by the plague.