Black Death In Medieval England

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How did the black death affect the peasants? - Medicine and health was a very important part of the life for people in medieval England, to stay alive from the diseases’/sickness you had to have medicine. But some people couldn’t afford it. Unfortunately the peasants were part of those people who couldn’t afford to stay alive. It was sad because for the peasants in medieval England poor health/ diseases were a part of there daily routine. Sadly even when the peasants could afford to get medicine it was usually only the basic medicine’s that was often useless.

- The towns and cities were horrible to look at as they were filthy and they hygiene was disgusting. Because of this the black death was to kill 2/3rd of England’s population between 1248 and 1350. He said that so no more people would get sick because of some little mistakes. And because people like the peasants wouldn’t do anything wrong but they had to suffer through it because they had no MONEY.
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How did it start?
- At that time no one knew what caused diseases. Nobody had any knowledge about germs, infections etc. Peasants at the medieval times had been taught from the church that if any illness occurs at any time it was a punishment fro god because of a sinful behaviour.

- There were other theories that were also put forward. Some people said that the human body had four humours (fluids that are in our body) and if these four humours became unbalanced you would get ill. Doctors and nurses studied a patient’s urine to see if there was any unbalance. As for other theories astronomers blamed the plants for going out of their order/line.

- So basically no one in medieval England knew how diseases spread. Well it was true that people lived very close together, in the villages and towns. This means if just one person got ill everyone around the person would, since they all live so close together. Also the disease could be contagious. Maybe that’s how the black death

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