The Peasants' Revolt

About the Peasants' Revolt in England in 1381 led by Wat Tyler.


English clergyman John Ball preached social equality and was jailed. Then an ex-soldier, Wat Tyler, led 20,000 dissatisfied peasants against London. The 14-year-old King Richard II gave in and introduced reforms. The short revolt ended when the lord mayor of London stabbed Tyler to death, and clergyman Ball was hanged. All of the rights granted the peasants were revoked by Parliament.

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