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What towns in Wales were particularly effected by the bubonic plague?

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olivial | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 14, 2009 at 11:58 PM via web

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What towns in Wales were particularly effected by the bubonic plague?

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jilllessa | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted February 15, 2009 at 11:25 AM (Answer #1)

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I am not sure what towns in Medieval Wales were hardest hit by the plague.  The Welsh of the time were not great record keepers, and records of the plague were hard to keep anywhere because of the immense number of deaths.  The plague first made it to Wales in 1349 and really spread throughout the country.  Probably most of the major towns were hit with plague.  Historians estimate that 25% - 35% of the population of Wales died in the plague.  The Welsh numbered @ 300,000 in 1300 but only 200,000 in 1400.  This huge decline in population hit the economy hard and helped the English to solidify their hold on Wales.

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