15 July 1381 – John Ball, a leader in the Peasants' Revolt of 1381, is hanged, drawn and quartered in the presence of King Richard II of England, his head subsequently stuck on a pike on London Bridge.

15 July 1381 – John Ball, a leader in the Peasants' Revolt of 1381, is hanged, drawn and quartered in the presence of King Richard II of England, his head subsequently stuck on a pike on London Bridge.

Richard II meets the rebels on 13 June 1381 in a miniature from a 1470's copy of Jean Froissart's Chronicles.

Richard II meets the rebels on 13 June 1381 in a miniature from a 1470's copy of Jean Froissart's Chronicles.

An artist's impression of an attack on Southchurch Hall during the Peasants' Revolt, 1381. Women were also involved.

Peasants' Revolt: The time when women took up arms

An artist's impression of an attack on Southchurch Hall during the Peasants' Revolt, 1381. Women were also involved.

1381: The Peasants Revolt  http://ift.tt/2sewjh2

1381: The Peasants Revolt http://ift.tt/2sewjh2

The Black Company or the Black Troops (German: Schwarze Haufen) was a unit of Franconia farmers and knights that fought on the side of the peasants during the Peasants' Revolt in the 1520s, during the Protestant Reformation in Germany. The man in the painting is the leader of the Black Company

The Black Company or the Black Troops (German: Schwarze Haufen) was a unit of Franconia farmers and knights that fought on the side of the peasants during the Peasants' Revolt in the 1520s, during the Protestant Reformation in Germany. The man in the painting is the leader of the Black Company

Peasant's Revolt - Date	30 May 1381 – November 1381 (English king Richard II)

Peasant's Revolt - Date 30 May 1381 – November 1381 (English king Richard II)

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