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Author: Melvyn Bragg
Publisher: London : Sceptre, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At the end of May 1381, the fourteen-year-old King of England had reason to be fearful: the plague had returned, the royal coffers were empty and a draconian Poll Tax was being widely evaded. Yet Richard, bolstered by his powerful, admired mother, felt secure in his God-given right to reign. Within two weeks, the unthinkable happened: a vast force of common people invaded London, led by a former soldier, Walter  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
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History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melvyn Bragg
ISBN: 9781473614529 147361452X 9781473614536 1473614538
OCLC Number: 934680253
Awards: Winner of Parliamentary Book Awards: Best Fiction by a Parliamentarian 2016
Description: 357 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Melvyn Bragg.

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A thrilling fictional recreation of the biggest rebellion in English history - the so-called Peasants' Revolt.  Read more...

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Fast and entertaining - the excitement of a city about to blow up like a barrel of gunpowder is more than palpable - and the period brought to life with visceral minutiae. * Lucy Scholes, Observer * Read more...

 
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