12/08/2011 11:15 BST | Updated 12/10/2011 06:12 BST

London Rioting Through The Ages [Slideshow]

The past twelve months has seen its fair share of protests and disorder, but London has a long history of rioting stretching back many hundreds of years. From Wat Tyler's mob burning St John's Monastery in 1381 to the protests of the early 21st Century, we look over some striking images of London protests through the ages.

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