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The Black Death in Suffolk: 1349 with Clive Paine

Suffolk Archives, Bury St Edmunds

The Black Death in Suffolk: 1349 with Clive Paine

Type
Event / Lecture, talk or reading
Location
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Date
21/03/2020 - 21/03/2020

The Black Death hit Suffolk in early 1349 and killed between a third and a half of the population. This talk looks at the evidence for this high mortality using court-rolls, from Walsham le Willows, Little Cornard and Rickinghall; and church records which record the induction of clergy into their livings. The immediate impact on individual families and communities will be examined, along with the long-term effect for village decline and depopulation. A case study will be the Breckland village of Wordwell, to the north of Bury, which in 2011 had one of the smallest populations of any Suffolk parish.

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