In 1647, the new puritan government tried to cancel Christmas.
People in Canterbury protested in a peculiarly English way, with a destructive game of football followed by a mass brawl.
The city’s Plum Pudding Riots led to a royalist revolt throughout Kent and the second round of the Civil War.
With Parliamentary armies fighting in Wales and Scotland, could this have marked a revival in fortunes for the beleaguered King Charles the First?
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