Summer of Blood: The Peasants' Revolt of 1381

Summer of Blood: The Peasants' Revolt of 1381

Dan Jones


riot and upheaval in medieval Britain by means of a super new narrative historian. Summer of Blood breaks new flooring in its portrayal of the personalities and politics of the bloody days of June 1381.

Breathing existence into certainly one of British history's so much vibrant but under-explored episodes, Dan Jones recreates the harmful international of the fourteenth century: a time while soreness, squalor, distress and ailment shaped the material of lifestyle. but this used to be additionally an period of humanity, charity and social accountability, one that humans surely believed will be made higher. Jones exhibits how this international was once either profoundly assorted and remarkably just like our own.

The Peasants' insurrection of the summer season of 1381, led through the mysterious Wat Tyler and the visionary preacher John Ball, was once one of many bloodiest occasions in British historical past. To finance an unyielding battle with France, a reckless and oppressive tax used to be imposed upon the English reduce orders. Ravaged through struggle, plague and tyranny, England's villagers rose opposed to their masters for the 1st time in historical past. preliminary resistance within the Essex village of Brentwood speedily encouraged the will for revenge in different groups. the end result in their courageous and tragic emerging replaced England forever.

At the guts of the tale is a fateful collision of servant and grasp, because the rural normal Wat Tyler pitted his wits and ragtag military opposed to the 14-year-old King Richard II and his advisors, all of whom risked their estate, their positions and their lives within the determined conflict to avoid wasting the English crown from destruction.

'Summer of Blood' is the 1st complete renowned account in a century of 1 of the main recognized rebellions in background.

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