Author: Fin Dwyer
1348 was arguably the most important year in European history. The greatest killer in recorded history – the Black Death – swept across the continent reaching Ireland in the late Summer. Within twelve months, over one-third of the population had died. Our ancestors faced what they thought was the end of the world. The havoc wrought by this deadly disease triggered warfare, social upheaval and rebellion. Life was changed forever.
Focusing on the lives of eight people, ‘1348: A Medieval Apocalypse’ vividly brings this fascinating world to life. Whether a history enthusiast or fascinated by a story of survival this book will fascinate as Dwyer weaves an enthralling narrative from a forgotten chapter in Ireland's history.
From earls to outlaws, the eight lives evocatively recalled in the book take you on a journey through a chaotic and at times terrifying Ireland as the Black Death ravaged the island. Beginning in the decades of war that preceded the plague, you will find yourself immersed in the captivating world of our distant ancestors, as they struggled in a society that appeared to be falling apart.
As a narrative '1348: A Medieval Apocalypse' is a captivating - never before or since has humanity faced annihilation on this scale.