14th century crackdown on wage increases leads to the 1381 English Peasant Revolt

14th century crackdown on wage increases leads to the 1381 English Peasant Revolt

At the beginning of the 14th century, most people in England worked in the countryside as part of an economy that fed the nation’s towns and cities and supported an extensive international trade system. Production was generally organised around manors, which were controlled by local lords, the gentry and the Church and governed through a…

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