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Stephen Basdeo

I'm a PhD student currently studying 18th- and 19th-century literary representations of Robin Hood...but fascinated by everything and anything which occurred in history from ancient times to the present.

The Last Dying Speech and Confession of Jack Straw

“We would have killed the king and driven out of the land all possessioners, bishops, monks, canons, and rectors of churches. We would have created kings, Walter Tyler in Kent and one each in other counties, and appointed them and we would have set fire to four parts of the city and burnt it down and divided all the precious goods found there amongst ourselves.”