Peasant risings across France (41 words)

Historical Context Note

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French peasants rise in revolt simultaneously in the southern regions of Dauphiné, Armagnac and Languedoc, and in the north in Normandy. In Poitou and Saintonge, a group of nobles collaborate to oppose chief minister Jules Mazarin, forcing him to reduce taxation.

Editors. "Peasant risings across France". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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