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

Humphrey, Chris
July 1995
Medieval English Theatre;1995, Vol. 17, p29
Academic Journal
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.


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