King Death: The Black Death and Its Aftermath in Late-Medieval Englandby Colin Platt
The Black Death came to England is 1348 and for over three centuries bubonic plague remained a continual and threatening presence in the everyday life of the country. Written with verve and rich in detail, King Death offers an important analysis of one of the most potent instruments of change in late-medieval England, and a fascinating insight into the industry of death that pestilence brought with it.
'King Death proves to be an informative and interesting look at the effects of the plague in terms of population, architecture, religion and lineage.'
'An extensively annotated, copiously referenced, informative book with valuable insights.'
'Colin Platt has now given us a lively and lucidly written new work that incorporates all the latest scholarship and historical debate about this extraordinary crisis ... Death indeed was king during the late Middle Ages, and Platt's book is now the best treatment of the subject for undergraduates.'
- Taylor & Francis
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Colin Platt is a professor of Art History at Southampton University.
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