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HIS 8 - Black Death: Books

1347 - 1351 The plague that reduced the world population



A Merchant ship entering the port of Messina in Sicily carrying a terrible disease from Asia to Europe. Though the ship was moved on to another port, merely tying the boat up had allowed the rats who carried the disease in their fleas to bring the disease to Europe. The Black Plague was continuing its spread across the known world. About 20 million people would lose their lives.