Tyler, Wat

Tyler, Wat, a tiler in Dartford, Kent, who roused into rebellion the long-discontented and over-taxed peasantry of England by striking dead in 1381 a tax-gatherer who had offered insult to his young daughter; under Tyler and Jack Straw a peasant army was mustered in Kent and Essex, and a descent made on London; the revolters were disconcerted by the tact of the young king Richard II. (q.v.), and in a scuffle Tyler was killed by Walworth, Mayor of London.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Tyler, John * Tyndal, John
Tuscany
Tusculum
Tussaud, Madame
Tweed
Twickenham
Twiss, Sir Travers
Twist, Oliver
Tyche
Tyler, Edward Burnet
Tyler, John
Tyler, Wat
Tyndal, John
Tyne
Tynemouth
Typhon
Tyrants
Tyrconnel, Richard Talbot, Earl of
Tyre
Tyrol
Tyrone
Tyrone, Hugh O'Neil, Earl of

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