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England, Arise: The People, the King and the Great Revolt of 1381

by Juliet Barker - £10.99  Little, Brown Book Group (Abacus) (2015)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780349123820 | ISBN 10: 0349123829

A fascinating and evocative account of the Peasants' Revolt from the acclaimed author of Agincourt.
 
The dramatic and shocking events of the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 are to be the backdrop to Juliet Barker's latest book: a snapshot of what everyday life was like for ordinary people living in the middle ages. The same highly successful techniques she deployed inAgincourt and Conquest will this time be brought to bear on civilian society, from the humblest serf forced to provide slave-labour for his master in the fields, to the prosperous country goodwife brewing, cooking and spinning her distaff and the ambitious burgess expanding his business and his mental horizons in the town.
 
The book will explore how and why such a diverse and unlikely group of ordinary men and women from every corner of England united in armed rebellion against church and state to demand a radical political agenda which, had it been implemented, would have fundamentally transformed English society and anticipated the French Revolution by four hundred years. The book will not only provide an important reassessment of the revolt itself but will also be an illuminating and original study of English medieval life at the time.

(Price & availability last checked: September 2015)

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