Although melvyn bragg has demonstrated repeatedly in previous novels that he possesses both historical empathy and imagination he fails to give them free rein in now is the time because he is . Now is the time is a novel about the so called peasants revolt more accurately known as the great uprising of 1381 in which author melvyn braggs main focus is the rebel wat tyler here depicted as a former soldier the preacher john ball and joan of kent the mother of the fourteen year old king richard ii. Now is the time depicts the events of the peasants revolt on both a grand and intimate scale vividly portraying its central figures and telling an archetypal tale of an epic struggle between the powerful and the apparently powerless. Melvyn braggs latest novel is simply outstanding a quietly polemical study of haves and have nots builds to a devastating climax inevitable in its tragic outcomes this is a novel of the so called peasants revolt of 1381. Now is the time kindle edition by melvyn bragg download it once and read it on your kindle device pc phones or tablets use features like bookmarks note taking and highlighting while reading now is the time
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