The Black Death 1346 – 1353

Black DeathThis timeline is a chronology of the spread of the Black Death that reached Europe in the mid 14th century killing around 50 million people – possibly as many as two thirds of the population.

It was originally thought that the disease was spread by black rats, but due to the rate of spread and the lack of evidence of large numbers of rat corpses (Bubonic plague kills rats), it is now thought that the bacillus that caused the disease was airborne; spread by the victims themselves.

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UK Prime Ministers 1721 to Present Day

Theresa MayThis timeline details all English/ United Kingdom Prime Ministers from 1721 to present day

Please note our use of:
 Term = Term of Office and applies where the person has become Prime Minister following an election victory

Served = Served as Prime Minister and applies where the person has become Prime Minister by succeeding to the post due to predecessor’s resignation or due to a leadership takeover

Hung Parliament = Where no party has a clear majority

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