While there have been civil wars that involved the nobility rebelling against the monarchy, there have been other wars where the commoners rebel against the monarchy. One example involved the Peasant’s Revolt where the commoners almost succeeded in overthrowing the royal government. Another example involves the English Civil War where the commoners succeeded in not only overthrowing the monarchy but also killing the king. I am thinking of depicting a similar civil war in my third fantasy book where the commoners rise against House Magnus. In the second book, House Magnus burned several towns and cities during their war effort against House Sylva. Now, the survivors of those cities are out for bloody revenge against the Imperial Dynasty.

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