So he himself had often believed at first, until his eyes became used to the posts, bearing the dagger that slew Wat Tyler, in the City of London shield.
Even to Bradley Headstone, who could have told to the letter without book all about Wat Tyler, Lord Mayor Walworth, and the King, that it is dutiful for youth to know, there was but one subject living in the world for every sharp destructive instrument that summer evening.
And he is upon the whole of a fixed opinion that to give the sanction of his countenance to any complaints respecting it would be to encourage some person in the lower classes to rise up somewhere--like Wat Tyler
The thing that would have best suited the circus side of my nature would have been to resign the Boss-ship and get up an insurrection and turn it into a revolution; but I knew that the Jack Cade or the Wat Tyler
who tries such a thing without first educating his materials up to revolution grade is almost absolutely certain to get left.
This demand was met by the ruling classes with sternly repressive measures, and the socialistic Peasants' Revolt of John Ball and Wat Tyler
in 1381 was violently crushed out in blood, but it expressed a great human cry for justice which could not permanently be denied.
Address : Swindon Borough Council, Wat Tyler
West, 3Rd Floor
Commoners' have been trying to make the City of London accountable since the Peasants' Revolt in 1381 when Wat Tyler
led a rebellion against the Poll Tax.
In what year was the Peasants' Revolt led by Wat Tyler
and John Ball?
1381: Wat Tyler
, the first poll tax protester, was executed at Smithfield.
There were stories about rebels like Wat Tyler
and exceptional commoners like Florence Nightingale but the book mainly recounted the glorious progression of our greatest kings and queens.
1381: Wat Tyler
led the first popular rebellion - against unpopular taxes - in English history.
For example, in Egan's Wat Tyler
Chartist ideas shape this narrative of fourteenth-century rebellion.