Sentence Examples

  • Hundreds of castles and monasteries were destroyed by the frantic peasantry, and some of the nobles were murdered with shocking cruelty.
  • John Albert's second diet (1496), after granting subsidies the burden of which fell entirely on the towns and peasantry, passed a series of statutes benefiting the nobility at the expense of the other classes.
  • A fourth endeavoured to bind the peasantry more closely to the soil by forbidding emigration.
  • The most interesting of these projects was the plan for the emancipation of the peasantry (1818).
  • Probably among the poorest peasantry in the world, support existence in this inhospitable region.

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