Hi! I'm Sebastian Cruz and today I'm in jolly old England: Today, I am going to tell you about the Black Death!
The Black Death was an epidemic of the bubonic plague that lasted for m the early 130s into the late 1400s. The plague was responsible for killing more than 2/3 of Europe's population. However, to understand the plague, we must first trace it back to its source.
The Black Death traces its origins to what is now Mongolia. The disease was spread by fleas and black rats that drank infected water. As more and more got sick, the disease quickly spread west, where the plague was its most destructive.
By the 1350s, the plague had struck much of Europe. In ten years, England's population decreased by 50% due to the plague. .These fleas on the map show the areas of the continent that were affected by the Black Death.
The Black Death was a virulent disease that caused severe symptoms. These symptoms included swelling buboes, bruising, vomiting, and fever. Probably the worst symptoms was when the disease attacked your central nervous system, causing severe seizures that didn't stop. Since so many people died, many of the bodies were placed outside in the street to get rid of the stench. However, that didn't solve anything, and more people kept falling ill
Many people fled their towns and traveled into the countryside to escape the plague. Many who fled lived in small houses or shacks like this one. Others decided to stay and life to the fullest, although most of them ended up dying. So that's about it. Thanks for taking the tour of the Black Death with me, and see you next time.