Friday, January 22, 2010

3 of Spades

Joss Fritz

In the early 1500’s, there emerged a new peasant leader named Joss Fritz. He led three separate German rebellions, each of which were quite large and threatening. One of the reasons he was able to gain such a large following was because he appropriated the bundschuh symbolism of the previous generation. The peasant shoe (Bundschuh = tied shoe) the peasants displayed on their flag symbolized the rising and advance of the peasants.

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