During the late 1300s, the Bubonic Plague was killing many each day in England. The public was in absolute disarray, and parents began to abandon their children.
As population decreased, production followed. Survivors of the plague demanded higher wages, and prices began to rise incredibly.
Revolts began to break out as well. The events of this plague left modern age England with high prices, a low population, and very unstable.
On 1337, King Edward III of England claimed the French crown.
This was met with a war between the rival powers of England and France. Economic rivalry and national hubris caused difficulty in any side to give up this struggle.
This war, known as The Hundred Years' War, wasn't all that bad. The bow and a cannon were created and it marked a period for a change from feudal society and power. England also began their path to reconstruction.