The Battle of Deptford Bridge (1497) | The Lost City of London

On or around this day in 1497, around 10000 – lightly – armed Cornish rebels gathered on Blackheath preparatory to marching on London to protest against oppressive royal rule and punitive tax…

Source: The Battle of Deptford Bridge (1497) | The Lost City of London

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One thought on “The Battle of Deptford Bridge (1497) | The Lost City of London

  1. I had heard something about this a long time ago, but had no idea that so many Cornish rebels were involved. To march 10,000 men from Cornwall to London in those days was a large undertaking indeed. (It must also have represented a fair percentage of the population of that county at the time.)
    I am only surprised that the King allowed them to get so far, without intercepting them on the way.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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