Revolution, Once Again: A Freeborn Englishman in the Late Eighteenth Century
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 the American and French revolutions provided a suitable context both for updating the negative press Ball had received for 400 years and for rescuing the memory of 1381, including how these debates were played out between Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine.