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The Peasants' Revolt: England's Failed Revolution of 1381

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The Peasants Revolt was the greatest mass rebellion in British history. Throughout June and July 1381, 60,000 men and women from as far afield as Yorkshire, Norfolk, and London rampaged across the country in response to the attempted collection of the hated Poll Tax. Towns such as London, Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds, and St Albans witnessed enormous disturbances in which local rivalries became enmeshed in the broader movement of resistance. The risings produced highly charismatic leaders, including William Grindecobbe, Wat ...

The Peasants' Revolt: England's Failed Revolution of 1381 2004, Tempus Publishing, Limited, Stroud

ISBN-13: 9780752429656

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