A Virtual Tour tracking the progress of the Peasants as they take control of London in June of 1381
On the anniversary of the Peasants Revolt we reconstruct the events that shook the medieval world. In June 1381, following the introduction of the iniquitous Poll Tax, England’s government nearly fell, shaken to the core by a revolt led by working men. This dramatic tour provides a blow-by-blow, day-by-day account of the Revolt and depicts London in chaos in June 1381.
We meet up with the Peasants in Essex and Canterbury and march with them to Blackheath, and walk to the River at Greenwich to confront the young King Richard II. Then we march on Southwark and Aldgate, force our way into the City. The King makes concessions by ending serfdom, at Mile End while the peasant’s leaders take the mighty Tower of London and behead the leaders of Richard’s government. Attacks follow on the lawyers in the Temple, the Prior at St. John’s of Jerusalem, Flemish Londoners, and on Lambeth and Savoy Palaces.
The climax of the Revolt comes at Smithfield where a small Royal party confront the 30,000 peasants.
If you can’t make one of the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, The Peasants' Revolt Anniversary Virtual Tour it can always be booked as a private tour. If you go private you can have the The Peasants' Revolt Anniversary Virtual Tour walk – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We’ll tailor it to your requirements. Ring Fiona or Noel or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at [email protected] and we’ll set it up and make it happen for you. A private London Walk – they’re good value for an individual or couple and sensational value for a group – makes an ideal group or educational or birthday party or office (team-building) or club outing.
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