I know what you're thinking. Finally, someone went back in time, snapped a shot of Wat Tyler and his rabble destroying John of Gaunt's London manor house the Savoy, or perhaps when Tyler was ambushed by King Richard II and the mayor of London when they were supposed to be parlaying with him in good faith--and then wisked the photo back to the modern era. Well, almost.
Actually, it's British photographer Red Saunders who takes huge tableaux vivants, living pictures in which dozens of actors recreate key moments in British history.
It's actually pretty neat. Looks like he takes shots of groups and Photoshops them together. Of course projects like this take a great deal of planning, attention to detail, and research. Although some historians that saw the shot view it as bloodier than they expected, perhaps they just haven't really thought about the actual down in the mud aspects of a revolt. I imagine that it would, indeed, have been pretty bloody. And incredibly frightening for a populace recovering from the plague just thirty years before and now enduring heavy taxes when prices and wages were not allowed to be raised to cover the costs. Sound familiar? The middle class is squeezed to pay for unrelenting wars while the rich live, well, the rich life?
At any rate, this is a remarkable photo (and it's much larger and more detailed than the excerpt above) and you can see it here along with the rest of the story from The Mail.