the bubonic plague and how it affected the peasants
By David Webb
The Bubonic Plague affected the peasants in medieval Europe by helping to end feudalism because they started to demand higher wages and because the peasants started dying. The peasants that lived got to be in demand. Plus the people were dying so that just mean less peasants=less workers so they just started asking for more pay. The advantage for the higher wages was the black death was killing a lot of people so that meant there was less food and desperate nobles. So then if the nobles said no the peasants would simply walk off the job. So basically to sum up this the peasants would simply walk of the job or quit if they didn't get higher wages therefore the nobles were so desperate that they agreed to give the higher wages and better working conditions.