The peasants are going to rebel! they have had enough of the unfairness. But how is it unfair? And why do they want to rebel?
The ‘Statute of labourers’ meant that workers couldn’t be paid anything more than their wages before the black death. The wages weren’t that high before the black death.Many peasants had heard the preaching of a priest called John Ball, who said that all men should be free and equal and wealth should be fairly distributed, but it wasn't.The latest tax was another poll tax which means everyone pays the same amount (both lords and villagers!) – plus it was 3 times higher than the last one!The government had collected 5 taxes in 4years – the peasants used to pay tax once every 3 or 4 years.So, it was pretty unfair for the peasants after all. So the peasants revolt broke out, in Essex.