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British Utopian Experiments 1325 - 1945

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Mousehold Commonwealth 1549
FOUNDER/LEADER: Robert Kett
Shortlived community formed by rebels taking part in Kett's rebellion. 20,000 rebels set up a mini-commonwealth on Mousehold Heath for six weeks.
GRID REF: Location unkown
REF: The English Rebels. C.Poulsen

Methwold Fruit Farm Colony 1889 - 1917
FOUNDER/LEADER: Mr Goodrich
160 acre smallholding scheme. Plots averaged 4 acres each, with little brick-built or wooden cottages. Land was used intensively, with a wide variety of fruit, flowers and vegetables, together with chickens and bees. Diet was primarily vegetarian. Goods not consumed within the colony were sent directly to consumers in London. In 1912 a Post Office was set up and the colony's name was changed to Brookville.
Robert Goodrich died in 1917 and with him went the last vestigeof the colony's idealistic days.
GRID REF: TL736946
REF: Alt Com 19thCent Eng / http://www.clode.com/brookhis.html

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