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Historical Events in July 1381

Poll Tax Triggers the Peasants' RevoltPoll Tax Triggers the Peasants' Revolt

Jul 15 John Ball, a leader in the Peasants' Revolt, is hung, drawn and quartered in the presence of Richard II of England

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King Richard addresses the peasants. Wat Tyler lies wounded behind him. Illustration from a medieval manuscript.
King Richard addresses the peasants. Wat Tyler lies wounded behind him. Illustration from a medieval manuscript.
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