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Peasants, priests and pilgrims: medieval rebellions in Beverley

Join Barbara English to look at some Beverley examples of ‘People Power’, this year’s national theme for Heritage Open Days. Three examples will be explored, with their locations when possible: the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 (the first great popular rebellion in English history), the ‘Clerical Strike’ of the Minster clergy (also in 1381), and the Pilgrimage of Grace of 1536-7, which began in Yorkshire at Beverley and threatened Henry VIII’s government, the most serious rebellion of his reign.

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