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Now is the Time

(2015)
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At the end of May 1381, the 14-year-old King of England had reason to be fearful: the plague had returned, the royal coffers were empty and a draconian poll tax was being widely evaded. Yet Richard, bolstered by his powerful, admired mother, felt secure in his God-given right to reign.

Within two weeks the unthinkable happened: a vast force of common people invaded London, led by a former soldier, Walter Tyler, and the radical preacher John Ball, demanding freedom, equality, and the complete uprooting of the Church and state. They believed they were rescuing the King from his corrupt ministers and that England had to be saved. And for three intense, violent days, it looked as if they would sweep all before them.

In this gripping novel, Melvyn Bragg brings an extraordinary episode in English history to fresh, urgent life on both a grand and intimate scale, vividly portraying its central figures.

It is an archetypal tale of an epic struggle between the powerful and the apparently powerless.

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Hardback Editions

October 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: Now is the Time
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
ISBN: 1-4736-1452-X / 978-1-4736-1452-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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Paperback Editions

September 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Now is the Time
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
ISBN: 1-4736-1455-4 / 978-1-4736-1455-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Now is the Time
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
ISBN: 1-4736-1453-8 / 978-1-4736-1453-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

October 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Now Is the Time
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
Publisher: Sceptre
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October 2015 : Canada Audio edition

Title: Now Is the Time
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Now Is the Time
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Now is the Time
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Now is the Time
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon UK   



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