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Instead of the population growing over this period, as had always happened in the past, it actually fell by nearly 2 million people. There was a serious famine caused by bad weather in 1315 and the Black Death, which reached England in 1348, was a devastating illness wiping out whole villages. And still they kept fighting; husband fought wife, son fought mother and England fought Scotland.

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In 1301, the estimated population of England (to the nearest ¼million) was 4¾ million people.