Peterborough’s Peasant Revolt


Online talk, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1XS

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Peterborough's Peasant Revolt


A warm welcome back to Cromwell Museum Curator, Stuart Orme, who continues Peterborough Cathedral's autumn series of online History Talks.

The Peasants' Revolt, also named Wat Tyler's Rebellion or the Great Rising, was a major uprising across large parts of England in 1381. It had various causes, including the socio-economic and political tensions generated by the Black Death in the 1340s.

But how did it manifest itself in Peterborough? Who better to enlighten us than Stuart whose knowledge of this subject is extensive and who formerly worked as part of the staff team here at the Cathedral as well as at Peterborough Museum. 

Stuart will refer to that wider social background but also talk about what happened here in Peterborough during the Peasants’ Revolt. He says:

“The Peasant’s Revolt was one of the first large scale popular protests in British history, but as this talk will explain, it didn’t just centre on events in London. One of the bloodiest episodes took place in the heart of Peterborough when, as in many towns, discontent focussed on the local monastery, the great church for which is now our cathedral. It goes to show another aspect of Peterborough’s rich history and how we have played our part in the nation’s story.”

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Tickets are £7 per viewing (+ booking fee).

The talk begins at 7.30pm and will last around 40 minutes, followed by time for questions.
Ticket holders will be sent an email with the Zoom link on the day of the talk. 

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