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Series: The Black Death


Impact of the Black Death

Impact of the Black Death

The Black Death was the greatest and most devastating ecological disaster of the middle ages. As well as a high mortality rate, the epidemic affected many aspects of society. This programme examines its impact on: religion, feudalism, farming,...Show More
Spread of the Black Death

Spread of the Black Death

This programme takes a detailed look at the spread of the Black Death in the 14th century. From its theorised origins in Asia, we trace its movement along the famous Silk Road trade route to Europe. This ‘golden age of trade' provided the ideal...Show More
What is the Black Death?

What is the Black Death?

The outbreak of the Black Death in the 14th century decimated populations across Europe, Asia and Africa. This programme looks at: the symptoms of the disease, how it was caused and transmitted, and the role poor living conditions and a lack of...Show More