John Ball on a horse encouraging Wat Tyler's rebels, from 1470 manuscript
John Ball on a horse encouraging Wat Tyler's rebels, from 1470 manuscript

Event Overviews


Wat Tyler and the Peasants Revolt


The Peasants Revolt


Peasants' Revolt from UK National Archives


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Multimedia Resources

The Causes of the Peasants' Revolt of 1381

Peasants Revolt



Richard II exerts control over the rebel mob, image from 1485
Richard II exerts control over the rebel mob, image from 1485

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Primary Sources

Readings from the Peasants Revolt

Explore the 1300s from the British Library