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- ENGLAND, ARISE : The People, The King and the Great Revol of 1381
DetailsThe dramatic and shocking events of the Peasants Revolt of 1381 are to be the backdrop to Juliet Barkers 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 in Agin court 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.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Born in Yorkshire, Juliet Barker was educated at Bradford Girls Grammar School and St Annes College, Oxford, where she studied history. Widely acclaimed for setting new standards of literary biography, she is also an expert on chivalry and the world authority on medieval English tournaments. Her books include The Brontes, Conquest and the bestselling Agincourt. In 1999 she was one of the youngest ever recipients of an honorary Doctorate of Letters,awarded by the University of Bradford in recognition of her outstanding contribution to literary biography, and in 2001 she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She is married,with two children, and lives in the South Pennines.
SKU Code PRK B 2643 Weight in Kg 0.4400 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780349123820 Author Name JULIET BARKER Publisher Name HACHETTE