Prof. Helen Lacey, Mansfield College, University of Oxford, and Prof. Adrian Bell, University of Reading.
The People of 1381 is an innovative new research project set to produce the most comprehensive interpretation of the Peasants’ Revolt to date. The revolt was one of the largest popular uprisings in medieval Europe and rocked the country in the summer of 1381.
Led by Professor Adrian Bell from Henley Business School at the University of Reading, ‘The People of 1381’ will shed new light on the complex economic, social and political dynamics of the rebellion, to enhance our understanding of its cultural impact. We have been awarded almost £1 million in funding by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and will begin on 1st October 2019.
Co-investigators for the cross-disciplinary, multi-institution project are Professor Anne Curry from University of Southampton, Dr Helen Lacey from University of Oxford and Professor Andrew Prescott from University of Glasgow, with Dr Herbert Eiden (Henley) and Dr Helen Killick (Oxford) as post- doctoral researchers. Big data techniques will be facilitated by a team from GeoData at the University of Southampton.
See The People of 1381 website for full details of the programme.