Tag: English Peasants Revolt of 1381

Richard II meeting with the rebels of the Peasants' Revolt of 1381. Jean Froissart, Chroniques, 154v, 12148 (Wikipedia)

Flemings in the Peasants’ Revolt, 1381

While the Peasants’ Revolt has been studied in depth by generations of medieval historians, the same cannot be said of England’s foreign-born inhabitants, and the largest group among these, the so-called Flemings (a term which was also applied to those from other principalities in the Low Countries besides Flanders).