Wat Tyler
(1341-1381)

man

Died aged c. 40

Walter "Wat" Tyler (c.1320/4 January 1341 – 15 June 1381) was a leader of the 1381 Peasants' Revolt in England. He marched a group of rebels from Canterbury to London to oppose the institution of a poll tax and to demand economic and social reforms. While the brief rebellion enjoyed early success, Tyler was killed by officers loyal to King Richard II during negotiations at Smithfield, London.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Nick Harrison on Flickr
Jez Nicholson on Flickr

On the 13th June 1381, the Palace of the Savoy was burned and destroyed by rebels under the leadership of Wat Tyler. The building of the first section of the new modern Palace of the Savoy was begun in 1889

Savoy Court, London, United Kingdom where they led the rebels who burned and destroyed the Palace of the Savoy (1381)

This memorial commemorating The Great Rising of 1381 was commissioned by Matthew Bell, carved by Emily Hoffnung, and unveiled by Ken Loach on 15th July 2015. "If the barons merited a monument to be erected at Runnymede, Tyler merited one at Smithfield" Thomas Paine 1791

Smithfield, London, United Kingdom where they was killed near