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Cade and his followers had been motivated by limited political aims, essentially seeking deliverance from crushing taxation, and expressing themselves in a formal "Complaint," articulating "the general grudge of the people for the universal smart that, through misgovernment, everywhere they suffered, who thus forwearied with the peise
[weight] of burdens too heavy for them any longer to bear." (22) By contrast, the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 had fought for a fundamental transformation of the entire sociopolitical system.
," v., 1-3, and 5, "To drive, bear down, etc.