Numerous droughts have hit European agriculture over the ages, but their overall extent has been known mainly from scattered historical documents. Here, an English calendar page, circa shows men harvesting wheat. (Queen Mary’s Psalter, Wikimedia commons)
Skull of Simon of Sudbury, who met a grisly end when insurgents stormed the Tower of London during the Peasants' Revolt of They dragged him from his chamber to Tower Hill, struck off his head and placed it on a spike on Tower Bridge.
In some 35 years after the Black Death had swept through Europe, there was a shortage of people left to work the land. Recognising the power of ‘supply and demand’, the remaining peasants began to re-evaluate their worth.
16 February - in the Swabian town of Memmingen during the German Peasant's War, Sebastian Lotzer and Christoph Schappeler decided to give the base of the revolt in Southern Germany an ideological superstructure.