How Did The Decrease In Population Change Caused By The Bubonic Plague

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After the Black Death the peasant’s wages and work changed due to the deaths caused by the bubonic plague. The Black Death killed many people of all classes meaning a huge population decrease. The decrease in population caused a lack of workers. ‘Peasants could demand higher wages as they knew that the lord was desperate to get in his harvest’ (Trueman, 2015)explains that demand of workers grew meaning the lords would be desperate and try to provide to meet the peasants needs in order to find themselves a laborer to work their crops and land. This allowed peasants to have freedom of choice in their work and wages as they could choose who they worked for and were able to leave lords to find a nicer lord. The peasants were able to demand pay

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