Event of Interest
Apr 23 The Order of Garter founded by English King Edward III, Britain's highest civic or military honor
May 8 Ship from Bordeaux carrying the plague, lands in Melcombe Regis (now Weymouth), Dorset. The beginning of the Terrible Pestilence (Black Death) in England.
- Jul 6 Papal bull of Pope Clement VI issued during the Black Death stating Jews not to blame and urging their protection
- Sep 21 Jews in Zurich, Switzerland, are accused of poisoning wells
- Nov 1 The Black Death reaches London on or about this date
- Nov 15 Rudolph of Oron claims Jews have confessed to poisoning wells