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A MARCH ON LONDON
BEING A STORY OF WAT TYLER'S INSURRECTION 

BY
G.  A.  HENTY 

PREFACE 

The events that took place during the latter half of the fourteenth
century and the first half of the fifteenth are known to us far better
than those preceding or following them, owing to the fact that three great
chroniclers, Froissart, Monstrelet, and Holinshed, have recounted the
events with a fulness of detail that leaves nothing to be desired.  The
uprising of the Commons, as they called themselves--that is to say,
chiefly the folk who were still kept in a state of serfdom in the reign of
Richard II.--was in itself justifiable.  Although serfdom in England was
never carried to the extent that prevailed on the Continent, the serfs
suffered from grievous disabilities.  A certain portion of their time had
to be devoted to the work of their feudal lord.  They themselves were

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