Women played vital role in Peasants' Revolt

New research has corrected an historical oversight: women were instrumental in the 1381 Peasant's Revolt which saw burning and plundering of London and the execution of Lord Chancellor Simon of Sudbury over his hated poll tax.

One of the organizers of the rebellion was Johanna Ferrour from Kent, who instigated the burning of the Savoy Palace and the theft of a chest of gold.

The story of women's part in the rebellion was a highlight of a recent BBC program: Michael Wood's The Great British Story: A People's History.