The Black Death: Natural and Human Disaster in Medieval Europe
Robert S. Gottfried is Professor of History and Director of Medieval Studies at Rutgers University. Among his other books is "Epidemic Disease in Fifteenth Century England."
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In 1349 , the lord of Cuxham Manor was Merton College , Oxford , one of the
principal centers for the study of the physical sciences in Europe . The Black
Death came in March 1349. Since 1311 , Robert Oldham had served as bailiff of
34 At Cuxham Manor in England , a ploughman who was paid 2 shillings a week
in 1347 received 7 shillings in 1349 , and 10 shillings , 6 pence , by 1350. " The
result was a dramatic rise in standards of living for those in the lower part of the ...
Hatcher expresses this opinion generally for England in Plague , Population ,
and the English Economy , 1348-1530 . 15. P.D.A. Harvey , A Medieval
Oxfordshire Village : Cuxham , 1240-1400 ( Oxford : Oxford University Press ,
1965 ) , pp .
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