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England, arise : the people, the King and the Great Revolt of 1381

Author: Juliet R V Barker
Publisher: London : Little, Brown, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
In the summer of 1381 England erupted in a violent popular uprising as unexpected as it was unprecedented. Even at this critical moment, contemporaries dismissed vast swaths of people as 'the commons'. Yet the records of the revolt provide a rare opportunity to tell the stories of those once reduced to an amorphous mass. England, Arise paints a picture of medieval life that illuminates a volatile England on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Richard, King of England; Richard, King of England
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Juliet R V Barker
ISBN: 9781408703366 140870336X 9781408703359 1408703351 9780349123820 0349123829
OCLC Number: 892771408
Description: xix, 506 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: End of an era --
State of the nation --
Landlords and tenants --
Urban society --
Wars and taxes --
Resistance --
Essex and Kent arise --
To London --
Mile End --
Smithfield --
St Albans and Bury St Edmunds --
Ely, Huntingdon and Cambridge --
Norfolk --
North and south --
Suppression --
Aftermarth --
Legacy --
Appendix 1: Wat Tyler --
Appendix 2: Jack Straw --
Appendix 3: John Balle --
Appendix 4: John Balle's letters.
Responsibility: Juliet Barker.


A fascinating and evocative account of the Peasants' Revolt from the acclaimed author of Agincourt.  Read more...
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A thoroughly researched, engagingly written account of a moment when the world was - almost - turned upside down * BBC History * Barker gives a richly detailed account of the England of 1381 based on Read more...

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