I'm Mary, the first person to die from the Bubonic Plauge. Everyone was surprised when I caught, they had never seen anything like it. But, they're gonna be even more surprised when they find out that my soul still lurks through the streets of Europe.
As, I figured the disease is still traveling, when I caught it it had traveled from Central Asia to the Black Sea along the main trade route and carried on a ship from Italy and finally spread to Europe and England. I caught it from eating and infected rodent. But what can I day I was hungry and poor with no food or money. I ahd to eat something.
I caught it in 1347 and died days later. Some of my symptoms were sneezing fits, fierce coughing, vomiting and black and blue blotches all over my skin. In my last few days, I remember chaos, tears, and lots and lots of gifts. Honestly I would suggest that my death was a good thing because it contributed to my people *cough cough* the peasants gaining more rights.
The plauge is over and we finally have rights and money!
While my soul was roaming the streets I saw people dying left and right. There bodies laid in streets, rodents and dead animals that carried the disease scattered all around the city and plauge doctors draining the blood out of people. The disease was spreadaing everywhere and it was hard to stop it because almost nothing and no one was sanitary.
All chaos of this contributed to the Decline of Feudalism because the people of higher class were dying which meant confusion and arugements over and new leader. Also, peasents were dying which ruined economic and agriculture because they were responsible for growing the food, Keeping the plants healthy etc. There was lack of supplies and workers.
No lets rap this up, peasants and people of lower class were able to obtain by demanding rights because there were less workers. They did this because people were dying and less workers meant more work to be done. They maintained this power by threatening or leaving the fields which left the monarchs with no food or resources. What really took me by surprise is that the feudal lords had abandoned there manors to go to another town for "better opportunities". The feudalism was crumbling very quickly The way I see it this disease was like friends with benefits it wasn't great but it helped a lot.