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  • The Scourging Angel
  • Benedict Gummer
  • English
  • 04 February 2019
  • 9780099548836

Benedict Gummer ↠ 5 review

The Scourging Angel Free download æ 5 Benedict Gummer ↠ 5 review review The Scourging Angel Had left half the population dead Despite the startling toll of life physical devastation and sheer human chaos it inflicted Britain showed an impressive resilience Amid disaster many found opportunity and the story of the Black Death is ultimately one of survival Its good but it either needs a different title or a good editor Yes it looks at the impact of the Black Death but really only at its first visit in 1350 But in addition it covers medicine not unreasonable taxation slightly tangential the English Church including cathedral building ditto Ireland not only the plague s impact but a lot about English activities and attitudes Wars with Scotland etc etc So actually it is better described as a history of the British isles in the 14th C There could have been better use of statistics to show the impact of of the plague and general possibly less narrative coverage of its impact on culture That said it is a rigorously researched book well document and referenced so ideal for any one wanting an introduction to that period of history

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The Scourging Angel Free download æ 5 Benedict Gummer ↠ 5 review review The Scourging Angel Nothing experienced in human history before or since eclipses the terror tragedy and scale of the Black Death the disease which killed millions of people in Medieval Europe The Scourging Angel tells the story of Britain immediately before during and after this cat Although dealing with a specific topic this book of over 400 pages and small print was immensely informative about the history of ordinary people in Britain in the fourteenth century It was worth the effort of reading it and I would say it is not for the faint hearted The episodes of the Black Death must have been appalling to face and cope with as if Armageddon had arrived Detailed discussions about the social economic and political effects are well done very thought provoking and thorough You need time and patience

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The Scourging Angel Free download æ 5 Benedict Gummer ↠ 5 review review The Scourging Angel Astrophe Against a backdrop of empty homes half built cathedrals and pestilence saturated cities we see communities gripped by unimaginable fear shock and paranoia By the time it completed its pestilential journey through the British Isles in 1350 the Black Death A scholarly but easy to read account of the plague that affected the whole of Europe in the mid 14th century and the British Isles from 1348 The author admits in his preface that there is about the top of society as the common folk and peasantry have left little in the way of written records However we get some idea from information contained in manorial court records He puts the plague in the context of political ecclesiastical and architectural history which saves the book from being a mere recitation of the numbers of deaths As someone who lived for a while as a tenant of the Rokeby estate I was interested to read of Sir Thomas Rokeby s efforts to deal with the effects of plague in Ireland The author also says in his preface that he will not deal in detail with the epidemiology of the plague but he sums up the latest scientific thinking in an appendix showing that the teaching I was given at school that it was caused by black ratsrat fleas is than likely incorrect for any number of reasons Since the book was written plague pits have been uncovered as part of the construction of London s Crossrail I shall be interested to learn what further light they can shed on this calamitous period of our history