1381 in History

Events in History

  • May 30 English peasant uprising begins in Essex
  • Jun 12 Peasants' Revolt: in England, rebels arrive at Blackheath
  • Jun 14 Richard II in England meets leaders of Peasants' Revolt on Blackheath. The Tower of London is stormed by rebels who enter without resistance
  • Jul 15 John Ball, a leader in the Peasants' Revolt, is hung, drawn and quartered in the presence of Richard II of England

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 13 St Colette, abbess/reformer (Poor Clares)
  • Jul 1 St. Laurence Justinian [Lorenzo Giustiniani], Italian catholic bishop and 1st Patriarch of Venice, born in Venice, Republic of Venice (d. 1456)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 24 Saint Catharine of Sweden, Swedish saint
  • May 13 John of Chatillon, governor/viceroy of Holland, dies
  • May 15 Eppelein von Gailingen, German robber baron
  • Jun 14 Simon Sudbury, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Jun 15 Wat Tyler, leader of English Peasants' Revolt, beheaded in London
  • Jun 15 John Cavendish, Lord Chief Justice of England
  • Jul 15 John Ball, English priest/ideologist of Boer uprising, hanged
  • Dec 2 John of Ruysbroeck, Flemish mystic
  • Dec 27 Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March, English politician