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#1 AlwaysLovingHistory

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 04:22 PM

I have to find out what the "Consequences of the Black Death" were.

"What do we owe to the Black Death today?"

Can you plz help me?
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#2 MrJohnDClare

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 04:37 PM

Loads to write on this, AlwaysLovingHistory!

Consequences of the Black Death

1. Depopulation
The Black Death killed perhaps 40% of the population; in some villages it killed EVERYONE.
In some ways this was a good thing. Land prices fell, and people moved onto the best land – there were fewer people in the 15th century than in the 14th century, but they were better-fed.

2. Anti-clericalism (hatred of the Church)
People asked why had God punished them with a plague? They blamed the Church, and decided that it must be because the Church was bad. A reforming group called 'the Lollards' grew up in England which eventually would lead to the Reformation of the 16th century, the break with Rome and England becoming a Protestant country.

3. End of the Feudal System
The Feudal System depended on there being large numbers of serfs who could work for the lords. After the Black Death, with so many peasants dead, the feudal system collapsed and was replaced by a money economy – wages, rents etc. In this way the Black Death encouraged the growth of capitalism, trade … and ultimately the Industrial Revolution.

4. Uppity peasants
After the Black Death, peasants were scarce. They got better wages, bought land, and became richer and better fed. They had hopes of advancement and complained about the rich. The Peasants' Revolt of 1381 failed but, in the long term, the feudal system collapsed, the peasants became freemen … and thus the Black Death helped create the famous 'free-born Englishman' of the 17th century, and our British democracy today.

5. Attitudes
All those people dying changed people's attitudes to life – they became very morbid and obsessed with death. They began to doubt, and to ask questions … and this led to changes in learning, in art and in architecture. The Black Death marked a period of change in culture which saw the end of the 'Gothic' medieval culture, and the start of the 'Renaissance' … and in this way it marked the end of and old world, and the start of the new.

#3 TamaraPollard19

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:40 PM

Loads to write on this, AlwaysLovingHistory!

Consequences of the Black Death

1. Depopulation
The Black Death killed perhaps 40% of the population; in some villages it killed EVERYONE.
In some ways this was a good thing. Land prices fell, and people moved onto the best land – there were fewer people in the 15th century than in the 14th century, but they were better-fed.

2. Anti-clericalism (hatred of the Church)
People asked why had God punished them with a plague? They blamed the Church, and decided that it must be because the Church was bad. A reforming group called 'the Lollards' grew up in England which eventually would lead to the Reformation of the 16th century, the break with Rome and England becoming a Protestant country.

3. End of the Feudal System
The Feudal System depended on there being large numbers of serfs who could work for the lords. After the Black Death, with so many peasants dead, the feudal system collapsed and was replaced by a money economy – wages, rents etc. In this way the Black Death encouraged the growth of capitalism, trade … and ultimately the Industrial Revolution.

4. Uppity peasants
After the Black Death, peasants were scarce. They got better wages, bought land, and became richer and better fed. They had hopes of advancement and complained about the rich. The Peasants' Revolt of 1381 failed but, in the long term, the feudal system collapsed, the peasants became freemen … and thus the Black Death helped create the famous 'free-born Englishman' of the 17th century, and our British democracy today.

5. Attitudes
All those people dying changed people's attitudes to life – they became very morbid and obsessed with death. They began to doubt, and to ask questions … and this led to changes in learning, in art and in architecture. The Black Death marked a period of change in culture which saw the end of the 'Gothic' medieval culture, and the start of the 'Renaissance' … and in this way it marked the end of and old world, and the start of the new.


Thanks for this information. I have a test on this next week as my final assessment, this will really help.

Cheers :).

#4 Mr. D. Bryant

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:58 PM

Thanks for this information. I have a test on this next week as my final assessment, this will really help.

Cheers :).


Glad we could help. Best of luck in your assessment.




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