London and the Peasants' revolt, 1381

9 June 2021

Free webinar:  London and the Peasants' Revolt: the People of 1381 

15 June 2021 6.00pm

15 June 2021 marks the 640th anniversary of the meeting of Richard II at Smithfield with Wat Tyler and his fellow rebels - a key event in the 'Peasants' Revolt'. An exciting new research project, ‘The People of 1381’ at the Universities of Reading (Adrian Bell and Herbert Eiden), Oxford (Helen Lacy and Helen Killick), Glasgow (Andrew Prescott) and Southampton (Anne Curry, and Ian Waldock and Jason Sadler of Geodata) funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, is underway. It has a 'history from below' approach, using legal and manorial records to explore those involved in the revolt, many of whom were former soldiers.

All are invited to this webinar organised through the Worshipful Company of Fletchers which is celebrating its own 650th anniversary in 2021 and of which Anne Curry former Chair of the Battlefields Trust is currently Master. The Aldermanic Sheriff of the City of London, Michael Mainelli, will be introducing the talk

To join the talk please follow this zoom link which you are welcome to share. Doors open 5.40pm

We are also encouraging donations after the lecture which will be shared equally between The Sheriffs’ and Recorder’s Fund which supports ex-prisoners and their families in London to start a new life, and The Fletchers’ Trust which supports disabled archery including the Team GB Paralympic Archers, and other charitable causes.

To donate after lecture (suggested donation £10 but any sum gratefully received) please use the Donate button on, The Trust section. If you would like to know more about the Fletchers Company, including membership, please use the contact form on the WCF website or contact Anne Curry (



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