The Tewkesbury Bread Riot Of 1795

The [Bread] Riot Or half a loaf is better than no bread.In a dialogue between Jack Anvil and Tom Hod.To the tune of
This article was originally published in the Tewkesbury Historical Society Bulletin 22 (2013) Who forgets the frost of ninety-five?Then was all dismal,scarce,and dear,And no poor man could thrive The winter of 1794-95 was severe throughout the land;the rivers Severn and Thames froze over and a temperature of minus 21c.was recorded in London.In Tewkesbury,the freeze began on 20 December 1794 and continued until 7 February 1795.The subsequent thaw caused major flooding of the rivers […]

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