The time of the Black Death was a terrible time. The Black Death was a bubonic plague, spread rapidly by fleas on rats. People with the Black death had headache, fever, coughing, sneezing and lumps under their arms. Most people who got sick died with in three days, and one out of every three people would catch it. The people of the Middle Ages thought that the Black Death was the judgment of God. Villagers who lived near the Black sea blamed foreign merchants for bringing the illness. In the city of Caffa, dead bodies were thrown over the wall using catapults. The days of that terrible sickness brought hardships on all of Europe and Asia. So many died that when a preacher began a funeral session, many people would join in carrying their dead. The days of the Black Death were horribly sad.