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Review: Alexander Kaufman’s “Jack Cade Rebellion of 1450: A Sourcebook” (2019)

By Stephen Basdeo Alexander L. Kaufman, ed. The Jack Cade Rebellion of 1450: A Sourcebook. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2020. (xii), 257pp. ISBN 978-1-4985-5029-1. £65 (RRP) As the several endorsements on the rear cover of Alexander Kaufman’s...

Robin Hood the Angry Letter Writer

By Stephen Basdeo Many people have adopted the name of Robin Hood over the years. The most obvious ones which spring to mind are the men who appear in medieval court records, being criminals who adopted the alias. The press today even applies the name...

18 Journal of the American Revolution Book of the Year Award Announced

The Journal of the American Revolution today announced The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the... The post 2018 Journal of the American Revolution Book of the Year Award Announced appeared...

Frontier Rebels: The Fight for Independence in the American West, 1765–1776

Frontier Rebels: The Fight for Independence in the American West, 1765-1776, by Patrick Spero (W.W. Norton & Company, 2018) In most standard histories of... The post Frontier Rebels: The Fight for Independence in the American West, 1765–1776...

Sedition

By Stephen Basdeo Since the Victorian era, even though they lack a formal written constitution, the English people have always enjoyed a high degree of freedom of speech and political freedom. In the early nineteenth century, many journalists and publishers...

Mike Leigh’s “Peterloo” (2018)

Reviewed by Stephen Basdeo As a fan of English radical history (did I mention I once wrote a book about Wat Tyler?), I was really looking forward to Mike Leigh’s Peterloo (2018). For the first time I’d see a visual representation of the infamous...

“Lenin Lives!” (2017) by Philip Cunliffe

Philip Cunliffe, Lenin Lives! (Winchester: Zero Books, 2018) RRP £9.99  Reviewed by Stephen Basdeo In 1890, the artist, designer, and visionary socialist, William Morris, published his novel News from Nowhere. Morris’s novel tells the...

A new source for Shakespeare’s plays?

A page from the newly-discovered manuscript It’s always exciting when someone claims to have made a new discovery relating to Shakespeare and the writing of his plays. The sources of most of his work are well known: Geoffrey Bullough’s Narrative...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 12 Feb 2018

The Last Dying Speech and Confession of Jack Straw

In 1381, one of the most important events in English medieval history occurred: the Peasants’ Revolt. Under the leadership of a former soldier, Wat Tyler (d. 1381), a radical priest, John Ball (d. 1381), and Jack Straw (d. 1381), approximately 50,000...

Martina Chapanay (1800-1887): An Argentinian Female Robin Hood

[Header Image: Courtesy of http://www.taringa.net/posts/info/15548586/Martina-Chapanay-La-Montonera-Federala.html%5D In this post, we turn to Argentina in the nineteenth century. On 9 July 1816 the United Provinces of South America (which is still one...

Oleksa Dovbush (1700-1745): Robin Hood of the Ukraine

[Header Image (c) Internet Library of Ukraine] While England has given the world the archetypal image of the noble robber in the form of Robin Hood, one of the things that I have been doing recently is to look at other Robin Hood figures from across the...

Guest Post: Resistance and Adjustment in Suriname: A Durable Eighteenth-Century Cultural Schism

Today at The Junto, our Black Atlantic Roundtable continues with D. S. Battistoli's reflection on literature, sugar, and Maroons in Suriname
From: The Junto on 15 Dec 2016

My Forthcoming Book: “The Mob Reformer: The Life and Legend of Wat Tyler” (2018)

I have recently been contracted by a commercial publisher to write a popular history book entitled The Mob Reformer: The Life and Legend of Wat Tyler which is due for publication in 2018. The title is taken from that of an old play, Wat Tyler and Jack...

Wat Tyler: 18th- & 19th-Century Literary Afterlives

“When Adam delved and Eve span, who then was the gentleman?” – John Ball, Radical Preacher, 14th Century Late fourteenth-century England had its fair share of problems: socio-economic tensions had been fuelled by the Black Death, and...

The Writer Assumes All Responsibility

For the week of July 13-17, The Junto is hosting “Graphic History: Sequential Art & History,” a roundtable examination of relationship between history and graphic novels. We will explore graphic novels as historical fiction, as histories,...
From: The Junto on 13 Jul 2015

A rebel negro armed & on his guard

A black rebel holds a musket in his right hand as he turns to his left looking up apprehensively. Around his waist is a bandolier with a pouch and a hatchet. At his feet is the skull of a human head. Behind him on the right in the distance are two blacks...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 4 Sep 2014

On Not Negotiating with Terrorists

Source from Timothy Hughes Rare & Early Newspapers Early modern sieges were as much a matter of writing to/talking with the enemy as fighting them. Certainly a case can be made for Oliver Cromwell viewing at least a portion of the Irish as terrorists:...
From: earlymodernengland on 11 Jun 2014

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