The Scourging Angel by Benedict Gummer


A great overview of the Black Death. Not only does it contain lots of details about the effect it had on Britain and Ireland – sometimes too much detail to be honest – but it also includes some really interesting asides about life in the medieval world. Meticulously researched it really does show the impact the disease had on the country. I also found the argument that it merely accelerated, rather than fundamentally created, the decline of agriculture and feudalism in certain areas really interesting.

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