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The Aliens Have Landed | by Gregory Warran
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The Aliens Have Landed

In both the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 and Jack Cade's rebellion of 1450, the rebels camped on the Heath (a convenient high point overlooking London). The Cornish rebellion of 1497 was defeated in a battle on Blackheath.

 

The Heath was a lonely place where travellers along the London to Dover road (now the A2) were in danger from highwaymen.

 

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Taken on February 19, 2008