4th May 1757 - disturbance in Salisbury over price of corn

Wiltshire Notes and Queries records that:

May 4. — A disturbance happened at Salisbury, for the first time, on account of the high price of corn. It was begun by a party of women, but soon quelled by the activity of the Mayor, and the city officers, who exerted their authority with great spirit on the occasion. [1]


[1] Full text of “Wiltshire notes and queries”