Peasants revolt starts in Kent 1381

walwyn Wed, 07/27/2011 - 23:01
Saturday, June 2, 1381

On the 2nd of June 1381 rioting against the poll tax breaks out in the north of Kent. On the 4th of June they descend on Dartford, and on the 7th of June Wat Tyler is elected as their leader. They declare that they want to abolish serfdom and the manorial system.