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The short answer is Economics. The tremendous loss of population resulted in a severe labor shortage. That caused wages to rise, and hence prices rose. The nobility, who owned most of the land, enacted laws to keep wages low. That meant the peasants were faced with low wages but high prices for basics like food. That pushed them in to desperate straights. Thus they revolted. there were other factors at work which make it more complicated than that, but that is the simple answer.

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What was the main events of the peasants revolt?

the black death and the war with France


What changed England more the black death or the peasant's revolt?

The Black Death because this disease contributed to why the peasants revolted.!!!


Why was the black death more significant than the peasants revolt?

Because of these points... : Although the Peasants revolt was very good for people in England, the Black Death affected people out of Britain because the terrible disease spread around the whole world. The Black Death had a bigger impact, as it affected as many people as 75 million, but the Peasants revolt killed an average of 3267 people. If it wasn't for the Black Death, there wouldn't have been a Peasants revolt, because so many deaths caused by the Black Death led to the peasants revolting. The Black Death had a bigger impact on more peoples lives because many people died and the peasants felt they were worth more so they rose against authority to gain freedom from their lords and to see if they could gain more power and improve their lives forever.


Did the Black death or the peasants revolt come first?

The Peasants' Revolt, or the Great Rising of 1381 was one of a number of popular revolts in late medieval Europe and is a major event in the history of England. As you can see, the plague had outbreaks before that.


What was life like before the peasants revolt?

it was horrible for the peasants, they were all treated like slaves, it is scary because now that the people that we all live with are not like peasants, because BLACK and WHITE were seperated.


How did the black death help contribute to the end of medieval Europe?

Black Death made people of Europe more aware. It made them realize that they need to bring change.


What are the 4 main reasons of the decline of feudalism?

Magna CartaBlack DeathPeasants RevoltThe CrusadesYou're Welcome(:


How did the black death cause the peasants revolt?

Well, there a quite a few reasons. But one is that after many people had died during this Bubonic Plague, the survivors changed and the peasants began to stand up to people and began happier and more braver, eventually causing them to revolt.


What was the affect of the black death?

there were less peasants to work on the nobles land so the peasants refused to work unless they got payed more. So the nobles had to pay the peasants more until the King made a rule that the peasants couldn't get payed more than they had before. This caused the peasants revolt. I think?


What caused the peasants to revolt in the middle ages?

There were three main causes of the peasants revolt. 1 - The poll tax: A new tax for everyone over the age of fifteen, which was five times the amount of usual tax. 2 - The results of the Black Death - Peasants had to do more work as there were less people because lots of people had died in the Black Death. 3 - Work service - Lords decided that if peasants wanted to rent land from them, they would have to work for a few days a week without payment or profit.


Why did the peasants revolt happen?

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.


What major events happened during medieval times?

The Black Death The Peasants' Revolt The Murder of Thomas Becket We covered these at school, hope it helps.


In England in total how many people died in the black plague?

The Black Death killed approximately 1.5 million people in England between 1348 and 1350. After 1350, several recurrences of the disease until the end of the century. It effectively ended feudalism and led to economic friction that led to the Peasants Revolt of 1381.


Why Black Death was a significant event in British in history?

Because many people died of it. It caused the end of the mongol empire and caused the peasants revolt in 1381?


What are the cause of peasant's revolt?

The Feudal system 100 years war Black death Statue of labours Richard the second Poll tax The peasants leaders


What did the peasants revolt want?

because of the black death,workforce was low so the surviving peasants had to work harder than before for less pay. They also had to pay a new poll tax to help fund king Richards war against France . the peasants wanted this to be abolished .


What plague did wages rose and trade declined?

The Black Death caused the death of many peasants so they were in higher demand but there was less supply. The landlords had to pay the peasants more to keep them but eventually the government passed a law, i can't remember the name right now, which stopped peasants being paid more then a certain amount. This caused the peasants revolt. Trade declined after the Black Death as there were less crops, less traders and less peasants. Thanks!


What were the peasants called in the Black Death?

During the Black Death, most peasants were called "Serfs".


Was what Tyler a peasant?

Yes he was. That is why he took part in the Peasants Revolt in 1381. If he was a royal or if he was rich then he would be okay with the taxes (which were a problem at the time after the black death) and would be able to pay them.


What was the purpose of the peasants revolt?

the all new poll tax was made by the kings advisers as they were in war with France. After the black death England was bankrupt so they couldn't afford it. The poll tax was unfair. So the peasants rioted to try and negotiate with King Richard III.


How did the bubonic plague contribute to during medieval society?

Well in Europe alone it killed around 25 million people, and cut the population by a third. In England the population dropped by 75%. The ramifications of this were huge, the feudal system introduced by the Norman on their invasion of England was stripped of power as peasants were now asking for payment because the demand for workers in agriculture. Aswell as this the Black Death (which was a combination of both the bubonic plague and pneumonic plague) is said to have been an indirect cause of the Peasants revolt in 1381. The government changed the wages of the peasants to those they were receiving before the Black Death (the Statute of Labours act 1351.) Hope this helps.


Why did black death contribute to the decline of the manor system?

Because serfs and Peasants were paid more for work and therefor could in some occastions even overthrow a lord of a manor.


What happend in the peasants revolt?

the peasants got realy mad at the rich so they started to fight but the black death was still around so they could die while fighting so it was really bad back then but what the peasants did not know is that it was still around so most of them got it again and it started to passed around a lot more meaning that most of them would die


Why were wages high after the black death?

because before the black death there were lots of peasants to do labour but after the black death since so many of them had died it was harder to get work from the survivng peasants so the lords offered the peasants higher wages


What was the Peasants revolt in the black death?

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 peasantsfrom causing trouble. Most areas in England also hadcastlesin which soldiers were garrisoned, and these were usually enough to guarantee reasonable behavior amongmedieval peasants.An army of peasants from Kent and Essex marched on London. They did something none 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.


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