Spectres of John Ball - The Peasants' Revolt in English Political History, 1381-2020 - James Crossley

Spectres of John Ball - The Peasants' Revolt in English Political History, 1381-2020 - James Crossley

Ghosts of 1381: Uneasy Heresies, Radicalisms, and Discontents in Late Elizabethan and Early Jacobean England

Spectres of John Ball - The Peasants' Revolt in English Political History, 1381-2020 - James Crossley

James Crossley [+-]
St Mary's University, London
James Crossley is Research Professor in Bible, Society, and Politics at MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion, and Society, Academic Director of the Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements (CenSAMM), and Professor of Bible and Society at St Mary's University, Twickenham, London. He is author of numerous books and articles on Christian Origins, reception history of the Bible, and English politics and religion, reception history of the Bible, including Cults, Martyrs and Good Samaritans: Religion in Contemporary English Political Discourse (Pluto, 2018). The website John Ball, English Legend provides images and resources discussed in Spectres of John Ball.

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This chapter looks at perceptions of Ball at the turn of the seventeenth century against the backdrop of rapid population growth in London and continuing debates about the Reformation, rebellion, and traitors. This also includes discussion of the ambiguities of the reception of Ball and comparative figures on the stage.

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Crossley, James. Ghosts of 1381: Uneasy Heresies, Radicalisms, and Discontents in Late Elizabethan and Early Jacobean England. Spectres of John Ball - The Peasants' Revolt in English Political History, 1381-2020. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 74-86 Mar 2022. ISBN 9781800501362. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=42752. Date accessed: 02 Jul 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.42752. Mar 2022

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