1348- THE BLACK PLAGUE

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The Black Plague hits Europe hard. Starting in the spring of 1348 the black death killed off about 50% of Europe's population. The most common form of the plague was known as the Bubonic Variant. This was the sudden appearance of tumors that would pop up on the victim's neck, groin, or armpits. It was a very painful ordeal and would normally only give the victim about a week to live. Other form of the disease would effect the blood. This was the septicemic

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Map Of The Plague

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