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The Peasants' Revolt

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 01:33 PM



The peasants or labourers grew richer after the Black Death, and so the king and his lords in Parliament taxed them.
The tax was called a poll-tax. In Richard II's reign, John Ball and the Lollards stirred up the labourers to resist paying the tax. The labourers of Kent and Essex, Jed by Wat Tyler, marched to London to protest in 1381. Wat Tyler was stabbed by the Lord Mayor of London, and the labourers went home. They had been promised better conditions, but the promises were not kept. Richard II was later deposed by Henry IV because of his tyranny.
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