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Wat Tyler

Tyler, Wat (d. 1381), leader of the English Peasant's Revolt (1381), England's first popular rebellion. Protesting high taxation after the Black Death, Tyler and his Kentish followers captured Canterbury, then took the Tower of London. Richard II promised abolition of serfdom and feudal service. At a second meeting with the king, Tyler was stabbed, and the revolt was brutally crushed.

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