Explore the growing gulf among freemen and serfs, Catholics and Lollards, merchant guilds and craft guilds. These are dangerous times with homicides rates 10 times greater than today. Whether peasant or town dweller, how would you confront the existential threat posed by the Black Death? Even if you survive the plague, rapid social change calls for quick thinking as towns grow along with trade opportunities. With fewer options, peasants can only pray that the harvest does not fail. Join me as we explore the experiences of these men and women in Britain before the beginning of the modern era.
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