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The Jacquerie was a peasant revolt that took place in France in the year 1358. The revolt had more than one cause, mostly extending from the post-plague conditions, famine and the ongoing Hundred Years War, which caused a raise of taxes for the French peasants. The rebellion was led by and named after a peasant Jacques Bonhomme ("Jack Goodfellow"). It ultimately killed over 30,000.[1]

It was brutally suppressed by the French nobility, who in turn slaughtered many innocent peasants.


  1. Roberts, J.M. The Penguin History of Europe. London: Penguin, 1996.

Holmes, George. The Oxford Hisory of Medieval Europe. Oxford: University Press, 1988.