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To: Jim Noble

Wat Tyler I have wondered why I only heard of him in Chesterton history of England.


3 posted on 09/11/2019 6:45:31 AM PDT by datricker (Cut Taxes Repeal ACA Deport DACA - Americans First, Build the Wall, Lock her up MAGA!)
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To: datricker

The peasant’s revolt is also something of a vindication of the right to bear arms. Back in those days, the almost all common men were required by law to practice archery with a longbow, powerful enough to knock an armoured man off his horse at close range with a bodkin arrow. Although the revolt was crushed, concessions to address the peasant’s grievances were made to prevent a similar occurence and I think that the military power of ordinary Englishmen during the high and late middle ages helped make England’s rulers wary of those who ruled, and careful not to push them too far.


6 posted on 09/11/2019 8:40:36 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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