Consequences of the Peasant's Revolt

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CONSEQUENCES OF THE PEASANTS REVOLT
Within a generation serfdom disintegrated and peasants no
longer had to work for free to fulfil the feudal burden
By 1420 most large estates only had a few manors managed by
the lord himself
Manor ­ parish system of agriculture
Parliament gave up trying to control wages
Poll Tax was never raised again
More respect for peasants
More peasants were made freemen
Breakdown of the Feudal system
Attitudes were beginning to change
`terrible paranoia' ­ due to Richard II's actions people lived in
constant fear
`John Shirley was executed in Cambridgeshire for having declared
in a pub that he thought John Ball was a true and worthy man.'
`Richard was asserting Royal Power...by a barley legal terror in
which viciousness had replaced wisdom' ­ Dan Jones
Anywhere between 1,500 and 7,000 of Richard II's subjects died.
In many cases they were killed as traitors.
The parliamentary commons began to see the Rebels point after
Richards almost `Tyrannical response to the revolt'
After six months from the beginning of the Revolt, Richard II
finally passed a National Pardon, a three-part pardon (Grace
offered to the nobles and gentry) and a Grace was offered to
the rebels.

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