David Carpenter: The Peasants’ Revolt, 1 June 2016
Show More England, Arise: The People, the King and the Great Revolt of 1381 by Juliet Barker.
Abacus, 506 pp., £10.99, September 2015, 978 0 349 12382 0Show More
“... Hill. On 15 June the rebels and the king met again, this time at Smithfield. Their leader, Wat Tyler, failed to doff his cap, instead taking the king’s arm and shaking it roughly in greeting. He then refused with a great oath to dismiss his men and promised that within a fortnight there would be forty thousand of them. As he spoke, he threw a dagger from ...”