Timeline: Today in Medieval History

Wat Tyler - William Walworth - King Richard II - English Peasants Revolt - Medieval England - Medieval History - Middle Ages HistoryOn this day, June 15th, in medieval history:

  • 1330 – Birth of Edward (“The Black Prince”), Prince of Wales and eldest son of King Edward III of England
  • 1381 – Death of Wat Tyler, leader of the English Peasants’ Revolt; Sir William Walworth, the mayor of London, killed Wat during a meeting with King Richard II

*image shows William Walworth striking down Wat Tyler

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