Sunday, May 21, 2006

The Peasants' Revolt

In 1381 the serfs of England turned on their masters, beheaded tax officials, and, as presenter and labour activist Tony Robinson sees it, set the standard for working class dissent in this country.

The armed force that descended on London was no riot; it was an organised revolution with elected leaders and a manifesto for reform. Robinson follows the peasant army’s trail to the site of its defeat, "to restore the people who stood here to their rightful place in history."


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