The Peasants' Revolt - A Talk by Matt Lewis

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    6:30 PM

  • Price

    £6 plus booking fee

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Join us for an engaging talk by Matt Lewis about the historic Peasants' Revolt

The Peasants’ Revolt saw London burn as people desperately sought a better life. Historian Matt Lewis explores the causes, the events, and the aftermath of the first recorded popular revolt in England. The work of the People of 1381 Project is also shedding light on those involved in the uprising, as perpetrators and ass victims.

Through their stories, Matt will ask how close England came to seismic change, and what resonance the story has today.

This talk will take place in the Cathedral library and is in-person only. Doors will open at 6.15pm.

Matt Lewis is an author and historian of the medieval period, with a particular interest in the Wars of the Roses and Richard III. He has written biographies of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry III, Richard Duke of York, and Richard III, as well as accounts of The Anarchy, the Wars of the Roses, and Rebellion in the Middle Ages.

Follow Matt on Instagram or listen to him on the History Hit's Gone Medieval podcast.