The Black Death was an infamous plague causing an estimated 20 million deaths in Europe. Its spread and impact is disputed, but it does give an insight into a medieval way of life.
Which of these is NOT suggested by historians to have been caused by the Black Death?
The slave trade
The Peasants' Revolt
The growth of the new 'Lollard' religion
Where do many historians think the plague originated?
Armies attacking Caffa spread the plague into the town by...
catapulting plague corpses into the town
letting loose flea-infested black rats
selling bales of cloth infested with fleas
When did the Black Death first arrive in England?
Why did the Scots invade the north of England in 1350?
They wanted to spread the plague to the English
They thought God was punishing the English
They wanted to spread the plague to Scotland
How many times did the plague return before 1405?
It didn't return
In the second outbreak of the plague how did doctors help patients recover?
They gave plague patients crushed emeralds
They fumigated plague patients' houses with herbs
They burst their buboes
What proportion of the population do most historians believe that Black Death killed?
Who suggested the the Black Death came from outer space?
G G Coulton
How did scientists prove that the Black Death was a strain of bubonic plague?