Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Fact of the Day: Peasant's Revolt

Due to issues revolving around the Black Death, high taxation (from war with France), and the corruption among the leadership in London, the royals faced a internal uprising not from a rival lord, pretender, or foreign king but the common people themselves. After murdering several nobles who served after the death of King Edward III, they demanded many things including the abolition of serfdom. The very young King Richard II seemed to appeal to their demands and took a lot of risk confronting the peasants in person at first. However Richard II was not true to his word and had the rebellion crushed.  

5 comments:

Moving with Mitchell said...

I just finished reading history of the Plantagenets. An awful lot of stinkers along the way.

Pat Hatt said...

Gain their trust and then stab them in the back I guess

Martha said...

So much history. And so much of it violent.

stephen Hayes said...

It was a worthy revolt but it wasn't successful.

Fundy Blue said...

The Middle Ages is a treasure trove of fascinating history.