David Cant: The people of the parish of Halifax: 1539 to 1670. Parish registers and the reconstruction of the population
During the Black Death of 1348, up to a half of the people of England died; it took two centuries before the country reached the same number of inhabitants again. Given that one single event can have such a dramatic impact on the social history of the nation, it is perhaps surprising that local historians have not devoted more time to understanding the size of local populations.
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