The Pheasants’ Revolt

Beast Fables - Sir Reynard of Artois - Comic 3

Forming unions is hard, ok?!

Medieval Moment: The Peasants’ Revolt of 1381, the lesser known human equivalent to the Pheasants, was a failed revolution. The demands of the peasants were not unreasonable: cheap land, free trade, no forced labour. King Richard thought otherwise though and promised to do away with all of these demands just to encourage the group to disperse. In the end, nothing really changed, and the last of the revolting groups were defeated only a month later.