Editors. "Peasant risings across France". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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Peasant risings across France (41 words)
Historical Context Note
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.16234 Peasant risings across France 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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