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A city of northeast Texas east-southeast of Dallas. Founded in the mid-1800s, it is noted for its rose-growing industry.


1. (Biography) John. 1790–1862, US statesman; tenth president of the US (1841–45)
2. (Biography) Wat (wɒt). died 1381, English leader of the Peasants' Revolt (1381)


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1. Anne, born 1931, U.S. novelist.
2. John, 1790–1862, 10th president of the U.S. 1841–45.
3. Wat or Walter, died 1381, English leader of the peasants' revolt of 1381.
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Noun1.Tyler - elected vice president and became the 10th President of the United States when Harrison died (1790-1862)Tyler - elected vice president and became the 10th President of the United States when Harrison died (1790-1862)
2.Tyler - a town in northeast Texas
Lone-Star State, Texas, TX - the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
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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.
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.