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Population of England, 1086-Present

The population of England crashed during the Black Death, but experienced explosive growth during the 1800s.
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Aug 8, 2018
Note, this chart is on the log scale.
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Aug 8, 2018
If the population had kept growing at the rate experienced during the 19th century, the population of England would now be over 148 million.
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Aug 8, 2018
Also, note that even after the initial incidence of the plague, the population continued to fall for another 100 years. What a miserable time to be alive.
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Sep 20, 2018
Probably because of the hundred years war. I wonder what are the statistics for France at the time.
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Sep 20, 2018
Not sure, but I would guess that it was further outbreaks of plague. The hundred years war was mostly fought in France so I'd imagine it wouldn't have had a huge impact in England. But I would need to do more research to know for sure.
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Sep 20, 2018
what source did you use? I'm curious
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Sep 20, 2018
Wikipedia