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Peasants' Revolt Leads to Charter

Feudalism in England was abolished by a general charter of emancipation in 1381, when Richard II was forced to grant insurgents multiple copies of a charter leaving absolute equality for all dwelling in the realm of England. A sudden coup led to the killing of the revolt leaders and the breaking the king’s pledged word, though villeinage became progressively less common until it largely died out by 1500.

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