What was the Peasants Revolt? Why did it occur and What effects and did it have on Britain?

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    The black Death made many country people discontented. This unrest came to a ahead when peasant in the east and south led a rebellion in 1381. It began with a tax. In 1377 the government imposed a poll tax of four pence of each person of the realm, as well males as females above the age of fourteen years.

    Poor people thought this was unfair, since they had to pay the same as arch people. In 1379, however, a new tax was introduced in which each early of England paid £4 and all the mayors of the large towns paid €2. Since most families with children under the age of sixteen only paid a total of 4d(2p), they thought this was much fairer.

    But in 1381 the government went back to the method used earlier in 1377.only this time they wanted more money. Every person had to give three goats as well by the male as by the females, who have [passed the age of fifteen years.

    The outcry was enormous. People refused to pay the tax. Refusal soon led to rebellion. It began in earnest on 30 May 1381 when the King’s tax collectors in Essex were told by the peasant of Brentwood, they would have no dealing with them nor pay them a penny”, Violence erupted and spread to neighboring villages and across the Themes into Kent. The rebels seized towns and marched on Landon.

    On 12 June 1381 a huge crowd of peasant from Kent assembled at Blackheath on the South bank of the Thames. A similar crowd from Essex had gathered on the north bank as well. On the following day, 13 June 1381, King Richard II and his leading adviser rowed down the Thames on a barge to Rotherhithe intending to speak to the rebels. But the peasants, saw the kings barge coming, they began to shout and made such a cry, as though all t devils of hell had been among them.

    Much to the anger of the crowd, the barge pulled away again without landing. And when these people saw that, they cried all one voice, “Let us go to London” and so they took their way thither.

    In fact, the king was playing for time. The mayor had gone back to London for reinforcement. When they arrived, the revolt inland on collapsed, the peasant went home but the rebellion in the country continued for several weeks. In the end, however, among of the ringleaders were caught and either executed or imprisoned.

    As for the king, he went back on his word. Ana act of Parliament in May 1382 decreed, that all obligation made by compulsion ad menace in the time of this riot shall be wholly quashed

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