The decree of Emperor Alexander II (1818-1881) to the Emancipation of the serfs, 1861
The decree of Emperor Alexander II (1818-1881) to the Emancipation of the serfs, 1861. Found in the collection of Russian State Historical Archive (RGIA).
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The Death of Wat Tyler, 1381, (19th century). Artist: Unknown
The Death of Wat Tyler. King Richard II (1367-1400) appeases the rebels on the death of Wat Tyler in Smithfield, 19th century. Wat Tyler (1360-1381) was the leader of the Peasant's Revolt, a rebellion that marked the beginning of the end of serfdom in medieval England. It led to calls for the reform of feudalism and an increase in rights for the serf class.
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