Medieval & English Civil War Experience
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14th - 15th Century
Death
Back Into The Past
 
Death

( The Black Death )
Contemporary reports account of mass burial pits being created in response to the large numbers of dead
Burial pits in Central London were found with well-preserved individuals had been buried in isolated, evenly spaced graves
Europeans targeted various groups such as Jews, Friars, Foreigners, Beggars, Pilgrims and Romani's
Lepers and other individuals with skin diseases such as Psoriasis and Acne were singled out and exterminated.
Inspired by the Black Death, The Dance of Death or Danse Macabre, an allegory on the universality of death, was a common painting motif in the late medieval period.
The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 75 to 200 million people and peaking in Europe in the years 1346-53