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When socialists today revisit past struggles and movements, we do not do so for nostalgic or romantic reasons. There is a need to study historical events in order to be aware of the battles of our ancestors; to take pride in those struggles, but, most of all, to arm ourselves with insight and examine the lessons. The Peasants Revolt of 1381-82 was a fight for social justice and the very first time that a large section of English people fought for the idea that 'all men are equal'. This demonstration of people power struck fear into the hearts of the ruling class.