The Black Death In Buckinghamshire 
Saturday 17 November 2018, 13:30 - 16:00
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The term The Black Death is a late seventeenth century invention to describe the pneumonic plague pandemic which reached our shores in the summer of 1348, and from which most recent estimates suggest that up to sixty per cent of the country's population died. Julian Hunt explains how entire settlements disappeared, changing the landscape for ever. Rising wages, driven by the consequent shortage of labour, were resisted by landowners, the ensuing resentment ultimately gaving rise to The Peasants' Revolt of 1381 and leading to the end of serfdom. The period is beyond most of our family histories, but much can be learnt of the plague's effect on an individual place where manorial records survive from before and after the event.

Location Turnfurlong Junior School, Turnfurlong Lane, Aylesbury, Bucks., HP21 7PL
Visitors are very welcome. Entrance is £2 for members or £4 for non-members (or why not take out an annual membership from as little as £6). Stay for a cup of tea and a chat afterwards.


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