When Adam Delved and Eve Span : A History of the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381
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Published By Bookmarks Publications
ISBN : 9781910885260
Category : British History
Format : Paperback
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When Adam Delved and Eve Span is an introductory history
of the inspirational English peasant rising of 1381. The book
recounts, against the backdrop of 14th century England—
including the daily struggle of peasants for food and justice
and the devastation wrought by the Black Death—the events
of the Peasants’ Revolt, both in London and in the regions,
conveying their breath taking speed and bringing rebel leaders,
such as Wat Tyler and John Ball, to life. Combining a well-
grounded historical setting with an account of the events that
captures the excitement of the rising, this short history is both
a good, accessible “read”, and an appetizer for deeper study.


“In limpid writing and unremitting suspense the story of the
Peasants’ Revolt is told again in the spirit of John Ball, Thomas
Paine, and William Morris.”
Peter Linebaugh (University of Toledo, USA) author of  The
Magna Carta Manifesto

“When I first tried to learn the history of radicalism, an old-
timer insisted the year 1381 changed everything. No book tells
us why better than this short, lively, and accessible account.”
Professor David Roediger (University of Kansas, USA), author
of Seizing Freedom: Slave Emancipation and the Liberty of All

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