Exit Ball: Late Medieval Receptions
Spectres of John Ball - The Peasants' Revolt in English Political History, 1381-2020 - James Crossley
James Crossley [+]
St Mary's University, London
This chapter looks at the beginning of the long reception of Ball as a heretic and seditious threat in late medieval England. However, alongside this reception was an ignoring of Ball in some prominent accounts of 1381. This chapter provides reasons for this absence—and the grounds for his return.