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We Must Hope That It Will Soon Be Over

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A common complaint of pre-revolutionary rural petitions was the abuse of seigneurial dues owed by French peasants to lords supposedly in exchange for protection and supervision. This image demonstrates the view that peasants envisioned their lords not as protectors, but as exploiters who constantly turned the screws on them to extract ever more rent or other payments.

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Bibliothèque Nationale de France

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"We Must Hope That It Will Soon Be Over," in World History Commons, https://worldhistorycommons.org/we-must-hope-it-will-soon-be-over [accessed December 2, 2021]