The Black Death, also known as the Great Plague, the Black Plague, or simply the Plague, was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history resulting in the deaths of an estimated 75 to 200 million people in Eurasia and peaking in Europe from 1347 to 1351.
The Way Some People Saw the Black Death
Some people saw the black death as punishment from God, so to show that they were sorry for whatever offended God, they publicly whipped and hurt themselves. Which almost made things worse because they were going outside around people and then spreading some of the germs that they already had. So while they were, “saying sorry” They were really spreading more germs, spreading the Plague to more people.
This was a terrible time for Europe. Most of its population died, and it took years to get things back to a normal life. After the Plague struck and left, there were not a lot of strong, capable of working men left. So all the crops died and the flocks weren’t taken care of well.
Finally though, after a couple of years, Europe was able to repopulate its homes making it the Europe we know today.