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


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


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