The Plague Of The Bubonic Plague

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The Bubonic plague, also known as the Black Death, was a severe outbreak of disease that spread in Europe in the 14th century from 1346-1353. The disease spread faster then originally expected of killing only twenty or thirty percent but killed "60 percent of Europe 's population" ( Benedictow). It is believed the population of Europe was around eighty million and that would add up to be fifty million deaths. It was a horrific death for one to experience and can still be found in the world today. The Black Death was a tragic disease that spread through Europe vigorously killing fifty million people and changed European history. The Bubonic plaque was one of the most rapidly spreading diseases in European history. Starting in August it slowly began spreading throughout the South-East, however by the next spring it escladed up to the North causing people to catch the disease within a matter of days. The time it took to spread throughout Europe varied from place to place “in the countryside it took about forty days for realization to dawn; in most towns with a few thousand inhabitants, six to seven weeks” (Benedictow).The disease spread quickly because "both towns and villiages were small and cramp"(Gottfried 1). As written in a BBC magazine, some believed that the disease meant the end of the world or Armageddon. Some believed that God 's wrath had brought a terrible curse on the people. This either made people turn to God or turn away from God. Some would go to a

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