The English Peasants’ Revolt (1381)

A new realization of the value of their labor and an unwillingness to be exploited lay behind the revolt. Introduction The Peasants’ Revolt,Tyler’s Rebellion, 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. The names of some of its leaders,[…]

The Manorial System in Medieval Europe

The idea of people of different social levels living together on a single estate for mutual benefit goes back to Roman times. By Mark CartwrightHistorian Introduction Manorialism, also known as the Manorial System, may be defined as the system in Medieval Europe where rural society was arranged around a manor house or castle on an estate.[…]