Anglo Saxson Literature

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I'm really going to have to learn this language someday - maybe over the summer I can get a start. I love the stories they tell.
 
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The Great Famin 1315 to 1317

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Famine_of_1315-1317

The Great Famine of 1315-1317 (or to 1322) was the first of a series of large-scale crises that struck Europe early in the 14th century, causing millions of deaths over an extended number of years and marking a clear end to an earlier period of growth and prosperity during the 11th through 13th centuries. Starting with bad weather in the spring of 1315, universal crop failures lasted through 1316 until the summer of 1317; Europe did not fully recover until 1322. It was a period marked by extreme levels of criminal activity, disease and mass death, infanticide, and cannibalism. It had consequences for Church, State, European society and future calamities to follow in the 14th century.
 
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And then the Black Death.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Death

The Black Death (more recently known as the Black Plague) was a devastating pandemic that first struck Europe in the mid-14th century (1347–50), when it was killed about a third of Europe's population, an estimated 34 million people. A series of plague epidemics also occurred in large portions of Asia and the Middle East during the same period, which indicates this outbreak was actually a worldwide pandemic. The same disease is thought to have returned to Europe every generation with varying degrees of intensity and fatality until the 1700s. Notable late outbreaks include the Italian Plague of 1629-1631, the Great Plague of London (1665–66), and the Great Plague of Vienna (1679).
 
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I love this stuff, any that do not :tongue2: from now on it is my personal
research that takes priority, so have fun :smile:
 
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