The rebel Jack Cade

A rebellion in 1450, led by Jack Cade (“Captain of Kent”)marched on London to force the government to reform administration. A precursor to the war of the roses.

Jack Cade died from injuries sustained in a battle on London Bridge in the rebellion. ‘There is long-standing tradition that this clash between Iden and Cade took place at a small hamlet near (old) Heathfield in East Sussex. This place had since become known as Cade Street. A monument dedicated to Cade has been placed along the roadside’ – Wikipedia

suggestion from audience at An Evening with Milton Hide, 13/9/23 part of Hailsham Festival



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October 23, 2023