Tyranny in Medieval France

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New book describes oppression of a disarmed population. In today's History File, Cam Edwards discusses The Forge of Christendom: The End of Days and the Epic Rise of the West by historian Tom Holland. The book, which covers developments in southern France from 900 to 1100 AD, provides a frightening example of how castle-owners and knights oppressed the peasants by restricting their rights to hunt and to defend themselves. Edwards recommends the book as proof that an armed populace has been the best defense against tyranny since long before the American Revolution.