Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Standard Name: Tyler, Walter
Used Form: Wat Tyler
|Connections Sort descending||Author name||Excerpt|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Muriel Box||
MB 's mother was christened Caroline Beatrice (Doney) but known as Bertie.
She was a woman of passion, of deep-rooted prejudices, capable of violent outbursts of temper when her will was crossed. She...
Box, Muriel. Odd Woman Out. Leslie Frewin, 1974.
|Textual Production||Robert Southey||
RS 's Wat Tyler, a play of revolutionary tendency written in 1794, was published without his authority. Its subject is the Peasants' Revolt of 1381.
Critical Review. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.
5th ser. 5 (1817): 187-9
The English government instituted a graduated Poll Tax and collected names of all persons over sixteen, who would be liable for payment.
Insurrection followed Wat Tyler 's killing of a poll-tax collector for indecent rudeness to his daughter; this became known as the Peasants' Revolt.