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
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.