The Wars were essentially a dispute within the ruling classes about who should control government (not popular discontent like the Peasants' Revolt of 1381.)
The Peasants' Revolt started in Essex on 30 May 1381, when a tax collector tried, for the third time in four years, to a . The war against France was going badly, the government's reputation was damaged, and the tax was 'the last straw'.
In the case of the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381, the peasants and lower class labourers were being taken advantage of because of the decrease in population.
unskilled peasant) Wat Tyler: one of the leaders of the English Peasants'Revolt in 1381 Background The English Peasants' Revolt of 1381 took place at a timewhen the English monarchy was weakened by both foreign war (withFrance) and disputes within the royal family over who should bein charge.