My mother is sick and I need someone to help I don't think she'll make it
The boy's mother had fallen ill with the Bubonic plague, or Black Death. This horrible plague was spreading throughout Europe leaving thousands left dead in the streets.
The plague was spread by rats and fleas from Asia to Europe.
1 out of 3 people died from this plague in Europe. From 1347 to 1353, 25 million people died from the bubonic plague. The Black death cause a decrease in production, inflation and revolts in Europe and France, Germany and much of Western Europe.
As the Black Death subsided, The population regrew and manufacturing increased along with Trade. Italy flourished as a center of trade and Europe and the Middle East traded. New technologies were made and a new age of Renaissance, Reformation, and an Age of Exploration prospered.