EBOOK The Scourging Angel BY Benedict Gummer – dugisits.co.za


  • Paperback
  • 528
  • The Scourging Angel
  • Benedict Gummer
  • English
  • 16 February 2020
  • 9780099548836
The Scourging Angel

Benedict Gummer å 7 Characters Read ✓ The Scourging Angel ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Astrophe 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. This isn t an entirely comprehensive overview of the plague in Britain it doesn t cover the later epidemic of the 17th century for example preferring to concentrate on the first and most devastating outbreak in the 14th centuryThis book s particular strength is in depicting what Britain was like before the plague and how much of an impact the disease had on the population levels economics political structure even on architecture and literature It s incredibly detailed tracing the development of plague throughout the country although records exist in most detail in England for obvious reasons But he doesn t ignore Wales Ireland or Scotland even though there isn t as much evidence to demonstrate the impact of the plague in these partsGummer particularly suceeds in painting a picture of what life must have been like for those left behind It s difficult for us now to imagine what it must have been like to live in a country where almost a third of the population died in little than a year abandoned villages empty roads overgrown fields livestock roaming and untended

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Benedict Gummer å 7 Characters Read ✓ The Scourging Angel ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB 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 cat. Gives great details about the economic social and even architectural effects of the Black Death but spends too much time on minutiae about which county was hit by the plague in which month

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Benedict Gummer å 7 Characters Read ✓ The Scourging Angel ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB 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. Its good but it either needs a different title or a good editor Yes it looks at the impact of the Black Death but really only at its first visit in 1350 But in addition it covers medicine not unreasonable taxation slightly tangential the English Church including cathedral building ditto Ireland not only the plague s impact but a lot about English activities and attitudes Wars with Scotland etc etc So actually it is better described as a history of the British isles in the 14th C There could have been better use of statistics to show the impact of of the plague and general possibly less narrative coverage of its impact on culture That said it is a rigorously researched book well document and referenced so ideal for any one wanting an introduction to that period of history