The Priest of Baal in Revolutionary 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 how Ball’s notoriety found new polemical relevance in civil war England where the rebels of 1381 could be used on both sides to attack the other. Restoration presentations of Ball as a warning about the recent past are also discussed.