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because he knew he was good enough and he could help the peasants to victory

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What were the causes of the Peasants Revolt of 1525-1526 What was Luthers position in this upheaval Why did he take that position?

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What caused the Indian Mutiny of 1857?

The revolt of 1857 was the most severe outburst of anger and discontent accumulated in the hearts of various sections of the Indian society ever since the inception of British rule in Bengal, following the Battle of Plassey in 1757 and the Battle of Buxar. British historians called it a "Sepoy Mutiny" and the Indian historians termed it as the "First War of Independence". Jawaharlal Nehru in his book "Discovery of India" described it as the Feudal Revolt of 1857 and added that "it was much more than a military mutiny and it rapidly spread and assumed the character of a popular rebellion and a war of Indian Independence". Though the revolt was started by the Indian soldiers in the service of the East India company, it soon proliferated all over the country. Millions of peasants, aritsans and soldiers fought heroically for over a year and sacrificed their life so that others might live. Hindus and Muslims kept their religious differences aside and fought together in order to free themselves from foreign subjugation. The British tried to dismiss this Revolt by merely calling it a "Sepoy Mutiny", but this Revolt clearly shows the pented hatred that the Indians had for the foreigners. The Revolt did not take place overnight. There were many economic causes that added fuel to the fire. The British were exploiting the Indian economy and thus leaving many people jobless, helpless and homeless. There were many social and religious reasons for the Revolt. The British started imposing their religion on the Indians by building churches and by forcing people to convert to Christianity. Further more, the Doctrine of Lapse, whereby adopted children were refused recognition and deprived of pension, instigated the political causes of the Revolt. The British did not even spare the Indian soldiers. Rough treatment was meted out to the soldiers and they lived in squalor. The British left no stone unturned to create an eternal wall between Hindus and Muslims. The introduction of the greased cartridges took the situation to its highest point and thus in addition to economic, social and political causes there were military causes added to the Revolt of 1857. The Revolt of 1857 was clearly not a success but it is unfair to dismiss it as a mere mutiny. This was the first time when Indians got together to fight against an invincible military power. The Revolt failed due to lack of planning, organization and leadership. The unfortunate part however was that there were some Indians who helped the British suppress the Revolt. Had they cooperated the Revolt might have been a success. Eventhough the Revolt was a failure, the consequences of the Revolt were very important in Indian history. The Revolt brought the end of Company's rule, along with changes in the British policy towards Indian States. With the escape of Nana Sahib and the death of Bahadur Shah Zafar came the end of Peshwaship and the Mughal Rule. The end of the Revolt also led to the reorganization of the army and India was completely ruined from economic point of view. One of the most important outcome of the Revolt was that it gave rise to Nationalism. Indian people became more aware of the heroes, who sacrificed their lives so that others might live. The Revolt however, scarred the relationship between Hindus and Muslims with the Divide and Rule Policy.

Why did the people of the Third Estate revolt?

There was a raise in taxes and a food shortage. The common man on the street wasn't going to take it anymore. The richest three to seven percent of the population had a tax free existence.

What did the people think of King Louis XVI?

He was considered to be a weak, inept and ineffective leader.Many called him weak, inept and indecisive.Some blamed him for all of France's paroblems including the weather.The financial problems in France were not of his making. He inherited them all.

What do peasants in medieval time do in winter?

Winter time, from November through to February was surprisingly bounteous in terms of food for medieval people. In England vegetables such as beet leaves, cabbage, kale, celery, leeks, parsnips, spinach, swedes, turnips and cress were available (although the range became smaller as winter progressed). Stored apples and pears continued to be eaten, as were various nuts gathered from the wild. These vegetables had been grown since Anglo-Saxon times and continued right through the medieval period. It was really in early spring when the available foodstuffs became seriously depleted, since last year's crops had all but finished and the new season's crop was not yet grown to maturity. Early spring could be a time of hardship and shortages at a peasant's table.

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Where did the peasants revolt take place?

The revolt started in Essex but then they marched into the South East of England(Somewhere near London)

What were the causes of the Peasants Revolt of 1525-1526 What was Luthers position in this upheaval Why did he take that position?

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What actions might peasants take as they learn more about ideas such as equality?

It depends under what form of government the peasants live under. If they live under an oppressive regime or monarchy with no voting rights, they might decide to revolt, providing they have a strong leader.

What action might peasants take as they learn more about ideas such as equality?

It depends under what form of government the peasants live under. If they live under an oppressive regime or monarchy with no voting rights, they might decide to revolt, providing they have a strong leader.

Who was involved in the peasants revolt?

There were about 40,000 peasants involved in the peasants revolt. Wat Tyler and John Ball were also involved in the peasants revolt of 1381. Medieval England experienced few revolts but the most serious was the Peasants' Revolt which took place in June 1381, A violent system of punishments for offenders was usually enough to put off peasants from causing trouble. Most areas in England also had castles in which soldiers were garrisoned, and these were usually enough to guarantee reasonable behaviour among medieval peasants. An army of peasants from Kent and Essex marched on London. They did something no-one had done before or since - they captured the Tower of London. The Archbishop of Canterbury and the King's Treasurer were killed. The king, Richard II, was only 14 at the time but despite his youth, he agreed to meet the peasants at a place called Mile End. What were the peasants angry about and why had they come to London? 1. After the Black Death, many manors were left short of workers. To encourage those who had survived to stay on their manor, many lords had given the peasants on their estates their freedom and paid them to work on their land. Now, nearly 35 years after the Black Death, many peasants feared that the lords would take back these privileges and they were prepared to fight for them. 2. Many peasants had to work for free on church land, sometimes up to two days in the week. This meant that they could not work on their own land which made it difficult to grow enough food for their families. Peasants wanted to be free of this burden that made the church rich but them poor. They were supported in what they wanted by a priest called John Ball from Kent. 3. There had been a long war with France. Wars cost money and that money usually came from the peasants through the taxes that they paid. In 1380, Richard II introduced a new tax called the Poll Tax. This made everyone who was on the tax register pay 5p. It was the third time in four years that such a tax had been used. By 1381, the peasants had had enough. 5p to them was a great deal of money. If they could not pay in cash, they could pay in kind, such as seeds, tools etc., anything that could be vital to survival in the coming year. In May 1381, a tax collector arrived at the Essex village of Fobbing to find out why the people there had not paid their poll tax. He was thrown out by the villagers. In June, soldiers arrived to establish law and order. They too were thrown out as the villagers of Fobbing had now organised themselves and many other local villages in Essex had joined them. After doing this, the villagers marched on London to plead with the young king to hear their complaints. One man had emerged as the leader of the peasants - Wat Tyler from Kent. As the peasants from Kent had marched to London, they had destroyed tax records and tax registers. The buildings which housed government records were burned down. They got into the city of London because the people there had opened the gates to them. By mid-June the discipline of the peasants was starting to go. Many got drunk in London and looting took place. It is known that foreigners were murdered by the peasants. Wat Tyler had asked for discipline amongst those who looked up to him as their leader. He did not get it. On June 14th, the king met the rebels at Mile End. At this meeting, Richard II gave the peasants all that they asked for and asked that they go home in peace. Some did. Others returned to the city and murdered the archbishop and Treasurer - their heads were cut off on Tower Hill by the Tower of London. Richard II spent the night in hiding in fear of his life. On June 15th, he met the rebels again at Smithfield outside of the city's walls. It is said that this was the idea of the Lord Mayor (Sir William Walworthe) who wanted to get the rebels out of the city. Medieval London was wooden and the streets were cramped. Any attempt to put down the rebels in the city could have ended in a fire or the rebels would have found it easy to vanish into the city once they knew that soldiers were after them. At this meeting, the Lord Mayor killed Wat Tyler. We are not sure what happened at this meeting as the only people who could write about it were on the side of the king and their evidence might not be accurate. The death of Tyler and another promise by Richard to give the peasants what they asked for, was enough to send them home. By the summer of 1381, the revolt was over. John Ball was hanged. Richard did not keep any of his promises claiming that they were made under threat and were therefore not valid in law. Other leaders from both Kent and Essex were hanged. The poll tax was withdrawn but the peasants were forced back into their old way of life - under the control of the lord of the manor. However, the lords did not have it their own way. The Black Death had caused a shortage of labour and over the next 100 years many peasants found that they could earn more (by their standards) as the lords needed a harvest in and the only people who could do it were the peasants. They asked for more money and the lords had to give it.

What were the reasons for the revolt?

I had to do an essya about the reasons... I'll do the whole essay, some of it might not make sense, we had sources that we used to help us. I'll do the key points as well Reasons for the Peasants Revolt~ key points~ ~they thought it unfair of the poll tax ~they were afraid that the landlords would lower their higher wages. ~the powerful barons took charge because the king who was 14 was young. ~there are obviously more others and more detailed if you want to read the essay ;P Peasants Revolt In source A, John Wycliffe said 'Lords do wrong to poor men by unreasonable taxes…' which shows that the peasants revolted because they had no money left so they were in a worse state anyway so it wouldn't matter if they didn't do well in the revolt because their lives couldn't get any worse. In source B, it shows that the peasants threw the tax collector out when he came to see why they didn't pay the poll tax, this shows that the peasants couldn't pay it because they didn't have enough money so they threw the tax collector out. Even when King Richard II changed the poll tax, they still couldn't pay it and remained badly treating the tax collectors. Also, the prices had risen since the Black Death so this made the peasants very poor with nothing to eat so they suffered. Another reason that the peasants made the revolt was because the Black Prince died and Edward III had to leave the crown to his 10 year old grandson, the most powerful barons took charge and they began to take advantage of the situation which made the peasants (who already hated them) made the peasants hate the barons more. This law was to stop the peasants getting anymore pay rises and was set by the king. The Peasants found it unfair that they had to pay the same amount of tax as the rich lords because the tax was very high to them and they couldn't pay it but the rich lords thought the tax was nothing and though it was fair because it was cheap and they could pay it so the peasants were in trouble. They were starving because the 50 years war ended which had used a lot of money so they needed money so the 14 year old king raised the taxes and then made them do a poll tax. After the Black Death, the peasants could make their landlord higher their wages because they needed the peasants but then, the king passed the law of the statute of labourers which meant that the landlords couldn't higher their wages and had to have the same amount as before. In source C, it shows that another reason the peasants made the revolt was because of the Statute of Labourers which means that they had to be obliged to take employment for the salary and wages they used to be paid in the place they were in the 20th year of the King's reign which was 1346, and if they didn't accept that, they had to be punished so the peasants had no choice and they had no freedom or otherwise they'd be punished by imprisonment. Source D shows us that the people didn't think the king was strong and they thought him weak because he was so young. Because the king was young, the barons took advantage which made the peasants hate them more. Also, the people might think that the king wasn't good because he might make the wrong decisions and he's also an easy target in battle because he was so young and weak. He was weak and his advisors were useless.

Why did the peasants protest?

the peasants revolt happened because the supply of workers had decreased due to the black death. This meant that the peasants who worked for the king should have earned double the money since they were doing double the amount of work. According to the King, it didn't work like that. However hard they worked, they would only receive the money for one persons work.

Where did Tacky's revolt take place?


What did The Lord of the manor have toward the peasants?

to take care of them

When did the king take taxes from the peasants?

during the middle ages

What responsibilities did the the Lord of the manor have toward the peasants?

to take care of them

What does it mean for slaves to revolt?

A revolt occurs when people take arms against a group of powerful oppressors to change their living conditions.