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Did you know that the world’s first May Day labour march took off from Clerkenwell Green in 1890? Those pioneers were not the first radicals with connections to the area: Wat Tyler camped his peasant army there in 1381 ; and in 1866 a big gathering at the green saw an effigy of Morant Bay Rebellion villain Edward Eyre burned in protest against his violent repression in Jamaica.

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John Wilkes

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Accursed be he that first invented war. - Christopher Marlowe
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Magna Carta Signed - 1215, The Peasants' Revolt ends - 1381, First Botanic Garden in Britain - 1621, Alcock and Brown complete 1st non stop flight across the Atlantic - 1919
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