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What happened during the Peasants’ Revolt?.  Your task Use pages 76-77 to find the important events of the Peasants’ Revolt Use pages 76-77 to find the.

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1 What happened during the Peasants’ Revolt?

2  Your task Use pages to find the important events of the Peasants’ Revolt Use pages to find the important events of the Peasants’ Revolt You will describe the important events, don’t forget to mention the PEOPLE who the peasants were attacking. You will describe the important events, don’t forget to mention the PEOPLE who the peasants were attacking. Remember to include DATES and PLACES!

3 May 1381 King’s commissioners are attacked in Fobbing in Essex whilst trying to collect new poll tax. Three commissioners are beheaded and their heads put on poles and paraded around nearby villages. King’s commissioners are attacked in Fobbing in Essex whilst trying to collect new poll tax. Three commissioners are beheaded and their heads put on poles and paraded around nearby villages.

4 May 1381 Thousands of peasants meet in Maidstone and choose Wat Tyler, former soldier as their leader. He and his men take over the king’s castle at Rochester and march into Canterbury. Thousands of peasants meet in Maidstone and choose Wat Tyler, former soldier as their leader. He and his men take over the king’s castle at Rochester and march into Canterbury. Tyler frees John Ball, the troublesome priest. He’d been imprisoned by the Archbishop of Canterbury for stirring up trouble. Tyler frees John Ball, the troublesome priest. He’d been imprisoned by the Archbishop of Canterbury for stirring up trouble.

5 June 1381 Peasant numbers had reached about 60,000 Peasant numbers had reached about 60,000 Peasants are armed with axes, scythes, some even have swords and bows and arrows. They begin to march on London to demand an audience with the King. Peasants are armed with axes, scythes, some even have swords and bows and arrows. They begin to march on London to demand an audience with the King. Richard II ( )

6 Thursday 13 June 1381 Poor Londoners help peasants get through city gates Poor Londoners help peasants get through city gates They break into Savoy Palace, home of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, and blow it up with dynamite They break into Savoy Palace, home of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, and blow it up with dynamite One peasant caught looting is beheaded One peasant caught looting is beheaded

7 Thursday 13 June 1381 The Archbishop of Canterbury, Simon Sudbury & Hales, the King’s Treasurer flee to the Tower of London During the night drunken rebels riot. They attack and destroy the houses of lawyers and foreign traders.

8 Friday 14 June 1381 Richard travels by boat along the Thames to meet rebels at Mile End. Amazingly, he agrees to abolish poll tax and grant free pardons if they go home immediately. Peasants break into Tower of London, capture Sudbury & Hales and cut off their head (Sudbury’s takes 8 blows!) Sudbury’s decapitated head, preserved in a parish church

9 What do you think happened next? Remember the story from the beginning of last lesson…

10 Saturday 15 June King meets the rebels again, outside city walls at Smithfield. King meets the rebels again, outside city walls at Smithfield. Wat Tyler is killed under mysterious circumstances Wat Tyler is killed under mysterious circumstances Peasant leaders are rounded up and hanged. Peasant leaders are rounded up and hanged. The death of Wat Tyler

11 The Peasants’ Revolt Tell the next part of story of the Peasants’ Revolt in your newspaper report. Tell the next part of story of the Peasants’ Revolt in your newspaper report. You will describe the important events, don’t forget to mention the PEOPLE who the peasants were attacking. You will describe the important events, don’t forget to mention the PEOPLE who the peasants were attacking. Remember to include DATES and PLACES!

12 The Peasants’ Revolt Next lesson you will investigate the death of Wat Tyler, and you will continue getting information for your newspaper report.


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