The Excitement Of Peasant Revolts In North France

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It is not an exaggeration to claim that all peasant revolts in north France were the anti-tax revolt. New heavy taxes, tolls, illegal impositions which were levied in Normandy, Brittany, Burgundy, Languedoc, and Dauphiné was more than the ability of peasants to afford it. For the reason that their income were reduced significantly due to losing their agricultural products and the ruining of their fields and products. Their fields were ruined caused by the passing of the armies and the pillaging by the brigands and soldiers. Moreover, the impact of inflation and debasement should also be added to it. The incitement for all peasant revolts was owing to their refusal to pay the taille, the gabelle or the tithe. Contemporary historians, such as
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