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Black Death sweeps England

1348 - 1351

It is estimated that 30% – 40% of the population of England died. A later biographer of Wycliffe said that he was profoundly affected and troubled by the catastrophe and that thenceforth he had, “Very gloomy views in regard to the condition and prospects of the human race.” Three more outbreaks ocurred in Wycliffe’s lifetime.