Did the bubonic plague influence the downfall of feudalism in europe?
The many epidemics of the medieval era affected everyone regardless of social standing. When landowners would get sick or die, their serfs would be free to leave and seek higher wages. This gave more power to the serfs because they had opportunities to gain more money and power. Also the value and meaning of land went down. Before the plague, land showed power and wealth. Since some landowners died or left, there was so much land that no one owned and its value decreased.