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This wandering priest was leader of the Peasant's Revolt of 1381. He made famous the rhyming couplet, 'When Adam delved and Eve span, who was then the gentleman'



19 June, 1312

Execution of Piers Gaveston

Edward II's favourite aroused such enmity among Edward's chief barons that he was seized and executed by the Earl of Lancaster, after a summary mock trial

This child king came to throne at the age of 12, but probably died in the Tower of London two years later



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