William Walworth

(c. 1353—1386) merchant and mayor of London

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A wealthy fishmonger, he made significant loans to Richard II. During the 1381 Peasants’ Rebellion, Walworth defended London Bridge against insurgents and stabbed rebel leader Wat Tyler at Smithfield. Walworth was made a knight for services to the crown. See alsomoneylending, credit, and usury.

From The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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