After the Black Death: Society, economy and the law in fourteenth-century England - A new equilibrium, c.1375-1400 | University of Oxford

After the Black Death: Society, economy and the law in fourteenth-century England - A new equilibrium, c.1375-1400

Speaker
Professor Mark Bailey, University of East Anglia
Event date
Event time
17:00
Venue
Examination Schools
75 - 81 High St
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 4BG
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

The economic downturn of the mid-1370s and the easing of social tensions after 1381 are held to represent a watershed, after which English society finally settled into a post-plague equilibrium. This interpretation is not readily reconciled with evidence from the late 1380s for continuing economic turbulence, heightened anxiety about how to deal with the shortage of labour, and renewed social conflict.