Bloody Marsh: A Seventeenth-century Village in Crisis

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Windgather Press, 2000 - History - 146 pages
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`A story of rising poverty, enclosure, accusations of rape, and the brutal confrontation of the landed and the dispossessed'. What began as a dispute over grazing rights in the village of Walberswick in Suffolk in April 1644, led to the death of a man and the subsequent hanging of three others. The events of this month are pieced together through primary source material and the events are used as a medium for discussing life in the seventeenth century community. A great story and a great book.

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Poverty and decline
Turroulds petition

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Peter Warner grew up in New York and graduated from NYU. For many years he worked as a publisher and editor at a book publishing company in New York and London. He is married with three children and has lived in Hoboken, New Jersey, since 1987. He is the author of the 1986 novel Lifestyle.

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