The Scourging Angel

The Scourging Angel: The Black Death in the British Isles

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, British History, Medieval Britain
Paperback Published on: 01/07/2010
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Synopsis

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 catastrophe. 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 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.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099548836
  • Number of pages: 528
  • Weight: 374g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 31 mm

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The Scourging Angel
Superbly reearched
Superbly researched and detailed insight into a devastating episode of European history. Account shows the effect on both peasants and noblemen of period. ... READ MORE
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