- When the king hesitated about granting this concession Jack Straw came nearer, and, speaking threatening words, seized with his hand the bridle of the horse of the king very daringly.
- Henry Knighton, Description of the Peasants' Revolt
Source: The Past Speaks: Sources and Problems in English History. Lacey Baldwin Smith and Jean Reeder Smith, Lexington, MA & Toronto: D.C. Heath and Company, 1993. 204.