the peasants revolt was basically a war on the rich and nobility, the nobility were the second on the pyramid while the peasants are last meaning there are three layers of people that can control them.
in the 1381, towns were still recovering from the black death, nobody was safe from the disease rich and poor died
after the Black Death wages weren't stable. once the wages started rise peasants were able to buy there own land and wanted to work their own land
poll taxes caused outrage since they weren't payed enough as it was, peasants were sick of working for other people. these were the main reasons for the peasants revolt.
the public inspired by John Ball started to rebel against the king and John of Gaunt who was the one who raised the tax that time.
the peasants wanted more they wanted better pay , they wanted better living standards. they rebelled the peasants