Peasants' Revolt

Peasants' Revolt

Painting of Richard II - Richard II meets the rebels on 13 June 1381 in a miniature from a 1470s copy of Jean Froissart's Chronicles.

Richard II meets rebels - House of Plantagenet - Richard II meets the rebels of the Peasants' Revolt in a painting from Froissart's Chronicles

15 July 1381 – John Ball, a leader in the Peasants' Revolt of 1381, is hanged, drawn and quartered in the presence of King Richard II of England, his head subsequently stuck on a pike on London Bridge.

John Ball encouraging Wat Tyler rebels from ca 1470 MS of Froissart Chronicles in BL - John Ball (priest) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

In return for land used to grow their own food, the serfs had to work for the lord of the manor.   As well as farming their own land, each serf had to work a fixed number of days per year on land owned by the lord and his family

What Were the Effects of the Black Death?

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droughts have hit European agriculture over the ages, but their overall extent has been known mainly from scattered historical documents.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)

Painting of Richard II Peasants Revolt

Jean Froissart, Chroniques - Richard II meeting with the rebels of the Peasants' Revolt of 1381

Skull of Simon of Sudbury, who met a grisly end when insurgents stormed the Tower of London during the Peasants' Revolt of 1381. They dragged him from his chamber to Tower Hill, struck off his head and placed it on a spike on Tower Bridge.

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.

Bloody Britain - The Peasant's Revolt - TV Documentary - YouTube

Bloody Britain - The Peasant's Revolt - TV Documentary - YouTube

The Peasants' Revolt of 1381 - YouTube - Tony Robinson explores the major uprising across large parts of England in 1381; it's origins, motives and aftermath.

Tony Robinson explores the major uprising across large parts of England in it's origins, motives and aftermath.

The Peasant's Revolt led by Wat Tyler

Walter Tyler, or Wat Tyler, was the leader of the 1381 of the English Peasant’s Revolt. With news of rebellions of the upper classes in France and Flanders, the English readied for an insurrection.

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