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Maitani
The Peasants are Revolting - Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts - http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitis...
The Peasants are Revolting - Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts
The Peasants are Revolting - Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts
"English history is littered with protests against the ruling classes, one of the most notorious being the Peasants' Revolt of 1381. This manuscript of Jean Froissart's Chronicle, made in the 15th century and depicting the rebellion, is currently on display in the Sir John Ritblat Gallery: Treasures of the British Library." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"One of the leaders of the revolt was Walter (Wat) Tyler, described by Froissart as "a tiler of houses, an ungracious patron". A native of Kent or Essex, Tyler reputedly instigated the rising by killing a collector of the recently-introduced poll tax, who had indecently assaulted his daughter. A large gathering of rebels marched on Maidstone, Canterbury and London, seizing and beheading Simon Sudbury, the chancellor of England and archbishop of Canterbury, together with Robert Hales, the treasurer of England." - Maitani
The peasants are "revolting"? Hey, the rich folks aren't so attractive either! - Spidra Webster
Here it means "they are making a revolt"? - Maitani
Oh :-) Sorry, Spidra. - Maitani
Yes, I was joking. :)) - Spidra Webster
That was pretty obvious *blush* :-) - Maitani
:-)) - Maitani
I've always wanted to see these illustrations up close - Halil