Other Versions of the Wat Tyler Legend
Important Source Collections
Dobson, R. B. The Peasants Revolt of 1381. London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1970.
Robbins, Russell Hope, ed. Historical Poems of the XIVth and XVth Centuries. New York: Columbia UP, 1959.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Political Poems and Songs Relating to English History, Composed during the Period from the Accession of Edward III to that of Richard III. London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 1859. Rpt. Krans Reprint Ltd., 1965.
Anon. "Against the Lollards." 1381. Wright 231-49.
Anon. "The Course of Revolt." Robbins 55-57.
Anon. "The Insurrection
and Earthquake." 1382. Robbins 57-60.
Anon. "On the Minorite Friars."
Anon. "On the Evil State of
England" 1381. Robbins 54.
Anon. "On the Rebellion of Jack Straw." 1381. Wright 224-226.
Anon. "On the Slaughter of Archbishop Sudbury. Versus de tempore Johannis Straw." Wright 227-30.
Anon. "Song Against the Friars."
Song of the 'Yorkshire Partisans'" 1392. In A Book of London English
1384-1425. Ed. R. W. Chambers and Marjorie Daunt. Oxford: Clarendon,
1931. 276. See also Dobson 383-384, Robbins 60-61.
Anon. "Song of the Kentish Rebels." 1450. In Kingsford, C.L. English Historical Literature in the Fifteenth Century. Oxford: B. Franklin, 1913. 359. See also Dobson 385.
Anon. "A 'Warnyng to Be
Ware'." Robbins 57-60.
Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Nun's Priest's Tale. Lines 4564-4587. The Canterbury Tales. Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. London: A.W. Pollard, 1898. See Dobson 386-387.
Gower, John. "Vox Clamantis." Trans. E.W. Stockton. The Major Latin Works of John Gower. Seattle, 1962. 69-70. See Dobson 387-389.
Anon. The History of Wat Tyler and Jack Straw. Printed and Sold in Aldermary Church Yard.
Anon. The Life and Death of Iake Straw, a notable Rebell in England; who was kild in Smithfield by the Lord Maior of LondonPrinted at Lond. by Iohn Danter and are to be sold by William Barley 1593.
Cleveland, John. The Rustick Rampant, or rurall anarchy affronting monarch; in the insurrection of Wat Tyler: an edition of The Idol of the Clownes. London, 1658.
Anon. Wat Tyler and Jack Straw or, The Mob Reformers, A Dramatick Entertainment As it is Perform'd at Pinkethman's and Giffard's Great Theatrical Booth in Bartholomew Fair. London: J.W., 1730.
Anon. Wat Tyler and Jacke Straw, The History of: a Chap-Book. London, 1750.
Paine, Thomas. Rights of Man: Part Two. 1792.
Bird, Brian. Rebel Before His Time: The Story of John Ball and the Peasants' Revolt. Worthing, Great Britain: Churchman Publishing Ltd., 1987.
Engels, Friedrich. The Peasant War in Germany. Moscow, 1956. 55-60. See Dobson 399-402.
Morris, William. "Dream of John Ball." Selected Works. Ed. G.D.H. Cole. Nonesuch Press, 1948. 264-5. See Dobson 403-404.
Sala, George Augustus. Wat Tyler, An Operatic Extravaganza. Dir. John Hollingshead. Gaiety Theater Strand, 20th December, 1869.