The York Revolt of 1381 – and what this means for the city today

mystery-plays

Golden Ball, Wednesday 29th January 2014, 7.30pm.

Today York’s cycle of Mystery Plays attract tourists from across the world. They are held to signify the origins of theatre and to mark an important stage in British cultural history.

However, the truth is rather different. They were conceived as a method of social control in a city wracked by revolt against noble and ecclesiastical rulers who feared the rising urban population

In what promises to be another thought provoking discussion John Westmoreland (History Lecturer, York College) guides us through the ideas and the debate.

Co-organized by York Social and York’s Alternative History

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s