Today’s Date: Denmark’s peasants revolt

On this day in 1441 a peasant rebellion in northern Jutland was crushed by King Christopher III.

Discontent over rising taxes sparked a 25,000-strong uprising led by Henrik Reventlow against the nobility.

Facing a vastly superior army, Christopher offered to pardon those who decided to go home, and the islanders from Mors and Thisted promptly withdrew, leaving the rest of the uprising to be defeated at St Jorgen’s Hill.