Peasants in revolt in Market Place
Revolting peasants will run riot during Boston's second International Hanseatic Day this Saturday (May 27) between 10am and 2pm. The Knights of Skirbeck will lead the peasants' revolt with singing and dancing while children can try on armour and sign up for a Crusade.
The City of Lincoln Waites, a nationally-renowned group of medieval minstrels, will sing and make music in Boston Stump at noon. A trumpeter on the Stump tower will herald the medieval procession to the tomb of Boston's own Hanse merchant, Wissulus.
Also in the Stump will be a demonstration of spinning of Lincoln Longwool - the main source of Boston's medieval wealth.
Boston rejoined the Hanseatic League in 2015, after a 700 year absence. Boston was a warehousing site and trading partner with Hanseatic League countries in medieval times and owed much of its early prosperity to the trade it enjoyed from across the North Sea.
It joins 183 towns and cities here and throughout Europe in the Die Hanse, the modern-day Hanseatic League.