TIL the Great cheese riot of 1766 was a reaction to inflated cheese prices. The mayor tried to restore order but was knocked down by a cheese. The military were called & shots were fired, killing one man. He’d been guarding his cheeses by whatilearned January 12, 2022, 10:02 am Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nottingham_cheese_riot What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote ampcalledcheesecheesesfiredgreatguardinghedinflatedkillingknockedmanmayormilitaryorderPricesreactionrestoreriotShotsTILToday I learned See more Previous article Found out that my (25F) boyfriend’s (25M) dad (44M) is my ex-FWB Next article sans 6 Comments Leave a Reply I knew that this was in the UK before clicking the damn article….. Nottingham if anyone’s curious Log in to Reply Not the *Grate* Cheese Riot? Log in to Reply > The poor harvest in 1766 led to fears of impending food shortages. That year’s fair, beginning on 2 October, saw a larger than usual quantity of cheese for sale, but at inflated prices. There were recorded prices of 28 to 36 shillings (roughly £140–£180 in modern currency) per hundredweight (112 pounds or 51 kilograms), around twice that recorded at Coventry market just a week earlier. As a result of the shortages, people across the country were anxious to keep foodstuffs in their local area; there were instances of merchants being overpowered and forced to sell their goods at pre-shortage rates Log in to Reply “He was knocked down by a cheese” lol Log in to Reply *He’d been goudaing his cheeses Log in to Reply Cheezuz Crust! Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.