Peasants’ Revolt Haiku

Ungrateful peasants

Scream for fair wages, less tax,

When there’s France to fight!

The Peasants’ Revolt, led by Wat Tyler, occurred in England in 1381, on account of life really sucking for the lower classes at the time. (Onerous taxes and laws keeping wages at pre-Black Death levels despite the drastic reduction in the available labor pool didn’t help.) The peasants lost, because no matter how well organized you might be, that tends to fall apart when you faced with packs of soldiers.

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