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 starter activity What makes you angry?. Why were the peasants so angry? To understand how the feudal system limited the peasants’ freedom To understand.

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1  starter activity What makes you angry?

2 Why were the peasants so angry? To understand how the feudal system limited the peasants’ freedom To understand the causes of the Peasants’ Revolt (1381)  Aims

3  Your task Listen to these three peasants and try to work out why they are so angry. Listen to these three peasants and try to work out why they are so angry. So what have they got to be angry about then?

4 Reasons why the peasants were angry in 1381 Poll tax – rich and poor paid the same Poll tax – rich and poor paid the same Taxes were increasing – 5X! Taxes were increasing – 5X! Wars with France – expensive, 1000s lost their lives Wars with France – expensive, 1000s lost their lives Statute of Labourers (1351) - limited peasant pay Statute of Labourers (1351) - limited peasant pay Work service – limited their freedom Work service – limited their freedom

5  Your task Read about the events of the Peasants’ Revolt. Copy these names into your exercise books and write a sentence next to them explaining who they were: Read about the events of the Peasants’ Revolt. Copy these names into your exercise books and write a sentence next to them explaining who they were: Wat Tyler John Ball Richard II John of Gaunt

6  Your task Imagine you are a BBC news team reporting on the events so far. You are in London describe what has happened. Interview some of the key players listed above. Imagine you are a BBC news team reporting on the events so far. You are in London describe what has happened. Interview some of the key players listed above.

7 Plenary Plenary What were some of the causes of the peasants revolt? What were some of the causes of the peasants revolt? Which one made the peasants most angry? Which one made the peasants most angry? A scene showing peasants at work in the Lutrell Psalter (14 th Century)


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