The Black Death: the historians’ view

Was it inevitable that plague would sweep Europe in the Middle Ages? How long did it take sufferers to die? And what was life like in its aftermath? Here, a panel of experts reflect on some of the big questions of a disease that repeatedly ravaged Europe over hundreds of years...

A contemporary pictorial depiction of the Great Plague.

This article was first published in the July 2015 issue of BBC History Magazine

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