History's Turning Points (2004)

Genres - History  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Part of the History's Turning Points series, which explores pivotal moments in world history, History's Turning Points: The Black Death re-creates the events surrounding the calamitous 14th century plague. In 1347, a ship full of plague-stricken passengers reached Venice and was sent into quarantine. Rats made the problem unstoppable. Three years later, a full third of the European population was lost to the devastating epidemic. One of the worst medical emergencies in history, the Black Death earned its name. The program uses on-location dramatizations to tell the story.