24 minutes | Sep 20th 2020

Medieval Amazon: Plague to Pubs

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We discuss how the Black Death caused massive population decline and its impact on workers rights, income, and free time. We discuss how these enterprising people turned this unprecedented disaster into a hallmark of English culture: pubs! Sources for this week's episode can be found at the following locations:
  • https://www.foodandwine.com/news/plague-wine-windows-italy 
  •  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Death
  •  https://www.goodfood.com.au/drinks/beer-cider/8-surprising-things-you-didnt-know-about-beer-20171113-gzkpn1 
  •  http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/plague.htm 
  •  https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/what-is-the-oldest-pub 
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