The Peasant's Revolt

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  • The Peasant's Revolt
    • Key Events:
      • Economic difficulties in 1300s as the harvest fell by 50%
        • 100 Year War with France 1337 - 1453
          • 1377 - 1st Poll Tax
            • 1379 - Second Poll Tax
              • 1381 - 3rd Poll Tax equivalent to 2 weeks wages of a labourer
                • Peasants Revolt
          • 1377 - 120 French ships attacked Rye
          • 1348 - 1349, The Black Death - approx 50% of the population died
    • Who was involved:
      • Richard III
        • King of England, 14 in 1381, 11 when crowned
      • John Ball
        • Inspirational priest, hanged drawn and quartered, then separated across the kingdom
      • Wat Tyler
        • General leader of the rebels, responsible for discipline
      • Simon Sudbury
        • Archbishop of Canterbury in 1381
    • Aims
      • An end to Poll Tax
      • An end to the war in France
    • Methods
      • Beheading the Archbishop of Canterbury and the King's treasurer
      • Mass protests and marches
    • Outcomes
      • Rebel leaders executed
      • All villeins free by 1450
      • Disaster for the peasants
    • Significance
      • Referenced in the strikes of 1989 over the only other ever proposed Poll Tax
      • Nothing happened immediately
      • All villeins free by 1450
      • Disaster for the peasants as King Richard ignored demands and made and example of John Bull's body

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