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England, Arise: The People, the King and the Great Revolt of 1381 By Juliet Barker,

  • Title: England, Arise: The People, the King and the Great Revolt of 1381
  • Author: Juliet Barker
  • ISBN: 9781408703359
  • Page: 229
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The dramatic and shocking events of the Peasants Revolt of 1381 are to be the backdrop to Juliet Barker s 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 Agincourt and Conquest will this time be brought to bear on civilian society, from the humblest serf forced to pThe dramatic and shocking events of the Peasants Revolt of 1381 are to be the backdrop to Juliet Barker s 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 Agincourt 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.
    England Arise The People the King and the Great Revolt of The dramatic and shocking events of the Peasants Revolt of are to be the backdrop to Juliet Barker s latest book a snapshot of what everyday life was like for ordinary people living in the middle

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    1. A well researched and informative account of the peasants revolt The author provides the background on the events taxes, wars, plague etc that come together to see revolt and revenge foment There is a lot of detail around the counties and the taxes owed and collected, including the payers and collectors It is the description of these that at times makes the book dry and a little repetive as we move from village, parish, hundred in one county to the next.That said Ms Barker has done a good job in [...]

    2. In this wonderful book, Juliet Barker turns her attention to the summer of 1381, when England erupted in an unprecedented uprising the so called Peasant s Revolt There was a call for the abolition of serfdom, freedom from tolls and taxes, the right for men to choose who they worked for and for what wages and, perhaps most revolutionary of all, for the seizure of the Church s wealth and property It is the story of men whose names are remembered, such as Wat Tyler, Jack Straw and John Balle, and o [...]

    3. This is a brilliant book A work of serious history that is enjoyable and easy to read as a novel that is, a good novel.It s easy to state that the lower orders in 14th Century England were oppressed Juliet Barker sets out clear examples of how they were oppressed by the many greedy, grasping and plain corrupt landowners of the time Dowagers and churchmen were among the most oppressive, and it s easy to understand why good lordship when it was available was so well appreciated It is also notewort [...]

    4. Uses the prism of the Great Rebellion AKA the Peasant s Revolt of 1381 to construct a marvellously detailed portrait of everyday life in 14th century England, and does a fine job of untangling the vagaries of pre standardised English spellings to boot.

    5. This was a very difficult read I thought some of the chapters would have been better as articles, rather than a book for general readers However, if the details of the various counties of England during the revolt are your thing, you will love this book I loved her treatment of sources, though I found it interesting and instructive She is an outstanding historian The narrative in this book is dry, which is sad, because I thought her book on Henry IV was outstanding Maybe better editing Or, maybe [...]

    6. All of us who are interested in history think we know about the Peasants Revolt Barker shows how little we know For a start, she discards the name, since it was far from just peasants who were involved What we would now call the middle classes were in the forefront of the Great Revolt This is popular history writing at its best It is lucid, accessible and engaging while based on thorough research.

    7. Barker sets the scene brilliantly and elucidates the root causes of the great revolt Her description of the events during that brief and chaotic period are concise as the events were brutal However, the contention that King Richard sympathized with the goals of the rebels isn t supported by the evidence presented, though it is a tempting agument to make.

    8. This is a remarkably good book, both scholarly and accessible In 1381 the ordinary working people of England were faced with a huge tax burden forced upon them by an inefficient and corrupt government Ignored by their leaders and pushed to the point of desperation, they rose up Ms Barker gives a clear and well reasoned account of the why and how this happened and the consequences.

    9. There s lots of good stuff in here, but I found the structure a bit offputting Barker moves around quite rapidly between one time and another, going back and forth in order to gain evidence to make particular arguments about aspects of the revolt I found most of her arguments convincing and some of them very interesting but she doesn t provide enough background information about the revolt before going into them I was frequently confused, despite knowing a bit not a lot about the revolt If I d k [...]

    10. did not realize Wat Tyler and Jack Straw were leaders of 1381 insurrection thought they came much later in english history around the english revolution t a bad book gripped you in parts certainly enlightening with regard the insurrection and its failure seemingly over in a couple of days in june.

    11. a very easy reading history of an event that is ignored in American schools doubly interesting because it sets the stage for the Shakespeare histories starting with Richard II.

    12. This June, Mark and I visited the tower of London While we were there, there were three actors in the yard who acted out three different people from three different time periods who threatened the tower Two were a lord and a peasant The peasant was a woman who told of the Peasants Revolt in 1381 when a group of well educated, well off villagers, not peasants, started a revolt against the third poll tax, tricked there way across London bridge, and waltzed into the tower when the king, 14 year old [...]

    13. Source Free copy from Little, Brown Book Group in exchange for a review.Summary King Edward III of England died June 21, 1377 His heir had been Edward the Black Prince The Black Prince died in 1376 Edward s heir became his grandson the future Richard II At Richard s coronation he was age ten While Richard was a boy king, he had a council of thirteen to assist him in ruling A truce between England and France ended A war with France required money Taxes were a way to create money for wars The firs [...]

    14. To be honest, I didn t read the whole book I made it to page 212 and then jumped to the last chapter I m sure this is an excellent and well researched historical study, but it just was dense and dry I m looking for a good story, not a recital of fact after fact I couldn t keep track of all the names without some kind of thread to follow I liked the political and economic background, but then I just got bogged down in all the minutiae To be fair, I m reviewing for a public library audience, not [...]

    15. As complete an account of an important period of English history Most significant is the renaming of it as The Great Revolt instead of The Peasants Revolt because it was led by, and involved, the emerging middle classes of the period As such, there are parallels with the present day when I can well see the middle classes rising up in revolt as they see their share of wealth and privilege diminishing.

    16. This book was written to delight me a digest of the legal records around the civil unrest of 1381, organized into a or less coherent narrative of chaos A key thesis here is that many of the organizers of the revolt were well off, politically connected, and literate people Another is that their political agenda explicitly involved property rights, access to courts of justice, and loyalty to the King of England.

    17. well, I got about half way through and decided that, fascinating as it was, this is not the sort of book I really enjoy I would have tolerated some greater storytelling license and less historical accuracy but it is a well researched and fascinating era in history

    18. In the early sections of this I thought it was going to be 4 stars, but the details of the uprising in each region just went on too long So only 3 stars four me.

    19. Very interesting read if a little like reading a list sometime A must read for anyone who values liberty.

    20. Highly readableBarker sets a high standard for both scholarship and rhetoric I highly recommend 1381, and I intend to read her Agincourt.

    21. Interesting ideas I m not convinced by the argument but interesting to note the use of fair and Richard 2 being tall I m guessing spacey influenced me a bit too much

    22. Fantastic history Genuinely gripping and wears obvious scholarship lightly Full of detail and the kind of vignettes that capture a sense of people, politics and place.

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