TITLE

'TO MAKE A NEW KING': Seasonal Drama and Local Politics in Norwich, 1443

AUTHOR(S)
Humphrey, Chris
PUB. DATE
July 1995
SOURCE
Medieval English Theatre;1995, Vol. 17, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the Gladman's Insurrection, an incident in Norwich, England in January 1443 which was considered as a dramatic performance. It states that the incident, which involved merchant John Gladman who dressed as a king and rode across Norwich streets, provided a political significance for the place. It mentions that the political condition in the city in 1443 was tense and the incident, together with the following events, were regarded by theorities to be of enough influence in warranting the mayor's imprisonment and the seizure of the liberties of Norwich. Meanwhile, Gladman's Insurrection is also called the Gladman's Riding.
ACCESSION #
63890198

 

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