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Fobbing - the peasant's revolt

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The Memorial to the Peasants' Revolt at Fobbing

In 1381 the refusal of villagers in Fobbing, and other areas, to pay the poll tax sparked the peasant's revolt. Among the leaders of the revolt was Thomas Baker who owned "Pokattescroft alias Bakerescroft" in Fobbing. He was executed on 4th July 1381 in Chelmsford - see Randal Bingley's article in Panorama 37 and his book, "Fobbing - Life and Landscape". The picture shows the Memorial to the Peasants' Revolt at Fobbing - a metal sculpture by B R Coode-Adams to commemorate the 600th anniversary in 1981.