1403 Proclamation Apologizing to the Peasantry

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.

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.
Year of Apology: 
1403
To: 
The Peasantry
From: 
Queen Margaret I of Denmark