Back in the thirteen hundreds public health and personal hygiene were interesting concepts that the Roman’s had had. For the Lord, Lady and Peasant living in the Feudal system it was more important to stay on the right side of God and to make sure that the food in the fields was collected. The occasional trip to the Garderobe (if you had one), hole in the ground or a visit to the local stream was the toilet and the same stream was the monthly wash. Something was coming that did not care if they were rich or poor. It was King Death, better known as the Black Death.
This was its first appearance. It came into the country via the picturesque town of Weymouth. The fleas on an oriental rat infected a sailor. At first it was thought it was all the Rats fault but new research has shown that humans were probably the more likely culprits in spreading it. They lived in close communities in ramshackle housing. They worked together in large groups. It was the perfect environment for the transfer of the disease. This was greatly helped by the filthy nature of the humans that got it.
Nit’s and our own fleas were able to pass on the infected blood from human to human. This is where we needed Pest Control Essex company https://www.bpcpestcontrol.co.uk/ to swoop in and sort the problem out. As they weren’t available it is thought that forty to sixty percent of the population died. It meant the end of the Feudal system and a huge society change.