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.
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.
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
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.
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.
1381: Wat Tyler
, the first poll tax protester, was executed at Smithfield.
1381: Wat Tyler
led the first popular rebellion - against unpopular taxes - in English history.
The pair were eventually pulled out on to a dinghy after two hours trapped in the tidal creek, near Wat Tyler
Country Park, Essex, on Saturday.
Whether Dortmund win or lose tonight's second leg, hopefully Klopp has got another medieval underdogthemed analogy up his sleeve: "You know, taking a team to the Bernabeu reminds me of Wat Tyler
marching on London at the head of the Peasants' Revolt.
Which revolt was led by Wat Tyler
? Battle of Edgehill in 1642?
The 1381 revolt, led by Wat Tyler
, Jack Straw and John Ball, was 'one of the most astonishing events of the later Middle Ages'.