Mark Bailey is Professor of Late Medieval History at the University of East Anglia, and in 2019 was the James Ford Lecturer in British History at the University of Oxford and a Visiting Fellow of All Souls College. The Ford Lectures have just been published as After the Black Death by OUP.
The third quarter of the fourteenth century is arguably the most catastrophic and significant period of the last millennium in English history. The Black Death, extreme weather events and animal disease struck repeatedly, leaving the economy and society fundamentally changed. This lecture will explore these events and their consequences.