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Jack Cade's Rebellion of 1450
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Jack Cade's Rebellion of 1450

I. M. W. Harvey


Jack Cade's rebellion of 1450 was one of the most important popular uprisings to take place in England during the Middle Ages. It began as an orchestrated demonstration of political protest by the inhabitants of south-eastern England against the corruption, mismanagement, and oppression of Henry VI's government. When no assurance of any remedy came from the king, the rising soon collapsed into violence. This is the first full-length study of Cade's revolt to be published this century. The book charts the course of the rebellion and its associated troubles during the early 1450s, and explores t ... More

Keywords: Jack Cade, rebellion, England, Middle Ages, political protest, Henry VI, War of the Roses

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780198201601
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201601.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

I. M. W. Harvey, author
St David's University College, Lampeter