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Jacquerie


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A communal uprising or revolt, especially the revolt of the peasants of northern France against the nobles in 1357–8; the term is recorded from the early 16th century, and comes from Old French, literally ‘villeins’, from Jacques, a given name formerly used to mean ‘peasant’ in France.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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