Little Ice Age
Origin of Plague
Spread of Plague
Role of Church During Plague
Economic Effects of Plague
Social Effects of Plague
Questions to Consider:
- What caused the economic downturn in Europe in the 14th century? Which countries were hit the hardest, and why?
- How do you think the crisis of the early 14th century affected the lives and families of average Europeans? How might their families and/or jobs change as a result?
- Consider the strength of political leadership in the early 14th century. What kind of leader was Edward II? How might this have exacerbated the crisis?
- What was the cause of the Black Death?
- How did the Black Death spread?
- How did it affect the European economy and society?