Causes of the Peasants' Revolt

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Key takeaways
An understanding of political situation – why were the peasants unhappy and why had this never happened before.
An overview of the intentions of the Peasants and their leader Wat Tyler.
How the Peasants thought they could bring about change.
Steve RobertsHost: Mr. Roberts is a teacher from Australia with ten years of experience - the last six of which have been in London. He loves history, learning, and teaching. The reason he loves all of these is because he likes knowing about the world he lives in, why it is the way it is, how it got the way it is, and how it might change.

The Peasant's Revolt was fuelled by more than just anger at the government. To learn more, watch this lesson! In this class, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the causes and some key events of the Peasants Revolt 1381 as well as learn more about their leader, Wat Tyler. This class is great for students in Years 7 - 11 and would make a great review for students who are confused!


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This class is suitable for students in Years 7 - 11.

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You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
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