|Order to the Treasurer and Barons of the Exchequer allowing the
collectors of the poll tax in Kent to account without having to produce
a roll of names and other documentation, as these had been burned
by the rebels during the Peasants' Revolt. This demonstrates a particular
awareness on the part of the rebels of the importance of the records
kept by central government in regulating and controlling their lives
at the local level.
Catalogue reference: C 54/221, m. 28 (16 December 1381)