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Hardback:Now is the time.:2015 Now is the time.
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Author: Bragg, Melvyn.
Publication year: 2015
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: London : Sceptre, 2015.
ISBN: 147361452X 9781473614529 (hbk): 18.99
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At the end of May 1381, the 14-year-old King of England had reason to be fearful: the plague had returned, the royal coffers were empty and a draconian Poll Tax was being widely evaded. Yet Richard, bolstered by his powerful, admired mother, felt secure in his God-given right to reign. Within two weeks, the unthinkable happened: a vast force of common people invaded London, led by a former soldier, Walter Tyler, and the radical preacher John Ball, demanding freedom, equality and the complete uprooting of the Church and State. They believed they were rescuing the King from his corrupt ministers, and that England had to be saved. And for three intense, violent days, it looked as if they would sweep all before them. 'Now is the Time' depicts the events of the Peasants' Revolt on both a grand and intimate scale, vividly portraying its central figures and telling an archetypal tale of an epic struggle between the powerful and the apparently powerless.
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368 pages.

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Rather gory subject matter so not a book for the faint hearted!Good historically based work of fiction.Given the relatively short timespan of the Peasants Revolt in 1381 perhaps a little longer than necessary.
23/11/15
johnwickens
West Sussex
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Hardback:Back in the day : a memoir.:2022.
Author: Bragg, Melvyn.
Year 2022.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Sceptre,
Resource type: Physical
408 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
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1473690927
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Hardback:Love without end : a story of Heloise and Abelard.:2019.
Author: Bragg, Melvyn.
Year 2019.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Sceptre,
Resource type: Physical
320 pages.
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Paperback:Grace and Mary.:2014.
Author: Bragg, Melvyn.
Year 2014.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Sceptre,
Resource type: Physical
249 pages.
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My first read of Melvyn Bragg and one I found very enjoyable. Sad and happy as you turn over the pa
12/03/16
dolucy
Bedford
More editions / formats: Large print Hardback
1445811227
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Talking book - MP3:The book of books : the radical impact of the King James Bible 1611-2011:2011.
Author: Bragg, Melvyn.
Year 2011.
Language: English
Media class: Talking book - MP3
Publisher: Chivers Audio,
Resource type: Electronic
1 sound media player (11 hr., 35 min.)
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Paperback:In our time : a companion to the Radio 4 series:2010, c2009.
Year 2010, c2009.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Sceptre,
Resource type: Physical
xi, 595 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
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