1403 Proclamation Apologizing to the Peasantry

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Queen Margaret I of Denmark issues a proclamation apologizing to the peasantry for the “great burden and much toil” caused by the “wantonness, greed and willfulness” of her clerks, bailiffs, and herself.

To: 
The Peasantry
From: 
Queen Margaret I of Denmark
Year of Apology: 
1403
Footnote: 
Moberg, Vilhelm A. A History of the Swedish People. University of Minnesota, 2005. Vil. 1, p208. I am indebted to Steven Pinker for this reference.