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How the people of a typical English village lived and died in the worst epidemic in history.
The Black Death remains the greatest disaster to befall humanity, killing about half the population of the planet in the 14th century. John Hatcher recreates everyday medieval life in a parish in Suffolk, from which an exceptional number of documents survive. This enables us to view events through the eyes of its residents, revealing in unique detail what it was like to live and die in these terrifying times.
With scrupulous attention to historical accuracy, John Hatcher describes what the
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How the people of a typical English village lived and died in the worst epidemic in history.

The Black Death remains the greatest disaster to befall humanity, killing about half the population of the planet in the 14th century. John Hatcher recreates everyday medieval life in a parish in Suffolk, from which an exceptional number of documents survive. This enables us to view events through the eyes of its residents, revealing in unique detail what it was like to live and die in these terrifying times.

With scrupulous attention to historical accuracy, John Hatcher describes what the parishioners experienced, what they knew and what they believed. His narrative is peopled with characters developed from the villagers named in the actual town records and a series of dramatic scenes portray how contemporaries must have experienced the momentous events.


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  • Verlag: Orion
  • Seitenzahl: 384
  • Erscheinungstermin: 30.12.2010
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9780297856030
  • Artikelnr.: 39203527
Autorenporträt
John Hatcher is Professor of Economic and Social History and Chairman of the History Faculty at Cambridge University. He has taught the subject of the Black Death for twenty years and is the author of eight books on medieval history. He appeared in the Channel 4 series THE SEVEN AGES OF BRITAIN and advised on Discovery Channel series BLOODY BRITAIN, as well as a Channel 4 documentary on the Peasants' Revolt with Tony Robinson. He lives in Cambridge.
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a gripping read -- part historical inquiry, part novel INDEPENDENT