2 Why were the peasants so angry? AimsTo understand how the feudal system limited the peasants’ freedomTo understand the causes of the Peasants’ Revolt (1381)
3 So what have they got to be angry about then? Your taskListen 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 sameTaxes were increasing – 5X!Wars with France – expensive, 1000s lost their livesStatute of Labourers (1351) - limited peasant payWork service – limited their freedom
5 Your taskRead 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 TylerJohn BallRichard IIJohn of Gaunt
6 Your taskImagine 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 What were some of the causes of the peasants revolt? Which one made the peasants most angry?A scene showing peasants at work in the Lutrell Psalter (14th Century)
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