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The Scourging Angel

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 Beyond the Pale 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 The Black Ice Score (Parker, 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 The Black Painting untended

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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. Although dealing with a specific topic this book of over 400 pages and small print was immensely informative about the history of ordinary people in Britain in the fourteenth century It was worth the effort of reading it and I would say it is not for the faint hearted The episodes of the Black Death must have been appalling to face and cope with as if Armageddon had arrived Detailed discussions about the social economic and political effects are well done very thought provoking and thorough You need time and patience

Benedict Gummer ¼ 6 Summary

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. Exceptionally well done look at the effect the Great Death had on the Isles by looking at how it was before and assessing the effects it had on society during and after it s course Takes into account the way society fuedal rule economic factors etc was trending before and how it may have been without the plague but I feel it underplayed the way climate and weather may have been involved Recommended despite that caveat Doctors, Ambassadors, Secretaries ultimately one of survival. Exceptionally well done look at the effect the Great Death had on the Isles by looking at how it was before and assessing the effects it had on society during and after it s course Takes into account the way society fuedal rule economic factors etc was trending before and how it may have been without the plague but I feel it Engendering Song underplayed the way climate and weather may have been involved Recommended despite that caveat

  • Paperback
  • 528
  • The Scourging Angel
  • Benedict Gummer
  • English
  • 10 July 2017
  • 9780099548836

10 thoughts on “The Scourging Angel

  1. says:

    Interesting read following the progress of the great death as it raged through England Scotland Wales and Ireland No ground breaking new research by the author but it has pulled together from other sources and books the most recent and interesting information currently available It is written in an articulate accessible and literate way whic

  2. says:

    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

  3. says:

    Although dealing with a specific topic this book of over 400 pages and small print was immensely informative about the history of ordinary people in Britain in the fourteenth century It was worth the effort of reading it and I would say it is not for the faint hearted The episodes of the Black Death must have been appalling to face

  4. says:

    Read my other book reviews at booksibledwordpresscomEvery now and then I like to add a non fiction book to my reading list Partially because I like to learn but also because I think it informs my reading writing and reviewing But as this is non fiction the review will be a fairly shortThe Scourging Angel was fantastic It follows the first influx of plague into the British Isles as it sweeps the nation in an informed a

  5. says:

    A scholarly but easy to read account of the plague that affected the whole of Europe in the mid 14th century and the British Isles from 1348 The author admits in his preface that there is about the top of society as the common folk and peasantry have left little in the way of written records However we get some idea from information contained in manorial court records He puts the plague in the context of political ecclesiastical a

  6. says:

    This isn't an entirely comprehensive overview of the plague in Britain it doesn't cover the later epidemic of the

  7. says:

    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 Engl

  8. says:

    Taken a time to complete this not because it is a poor read but other books just got in the wayA very good account of the impact of the plague as it devastated England in a way that despite loads of Hollywood efforts is still incomprehensible toanyone living today The book brings to life the creeping nature of its spread and it's impact on small communities the social mobility that it heralded and the opportun

  9. says:

    Exceptionally well done look at

  10. says:

    This is a pretty complete account of the Black Death as it swept across the British Isles what it was and what it was afterIt does a fair job o

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