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MATI LEPIKSON 12.2014 THE PLANTAGENETS – RICHARD II & THE PEASANTS’ REVOLT.

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1 MATI LEPIKSON THE PLANTAGENETS – RICHARD II & THE PEASANTS’ REVOLT

2 RICHARD II (RICHARD OF BORDEAUX) From June 21, 1377 to September 30, 1399 Father: Edward, the Black Prince; mother: Joan, Countess of Kent; grandfather: Edward III No diplomatic/political skills Unpopular Good – looking 1381 – the Peasant’s Revolt Starved to death in 1400

3 Ben Whishaw as Richard II, in “The Hollow Crown”

4 THE PEASANTS’ REVOLT June, 1381 Causes: Political tensions Socio-economic tensions High taxes Instability Lasted for 4 weeks Wat Tyler Peasants took control of London Richard II grants the demands, later retreats 1,500 fatalities Death of Wat Tyler

5 CHRONOLOGY John Bampton escapes Wat Tyler & his men advance to Canterbury March on the capital Richard II issued charters Wat Tyler dies Suppression Executions Richard II retreats from his promises From Jean Froissart’s Chronicles

6 March on the capital

7 SOURCES educational.com/YALDchronology.htm educational.com/YALDchronology.htm Wikipedia Google Google Photos “British History” by Merike Saar & Riina Kuuskor

8 THANK YOU FOR LISTENING! Modern conception of the Peasants’ Revolt


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