Class Struggle among the Historians
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 closer scrutiny paid to Ball and the 1381 uprising by historians of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and how the language of Marx, Marxism, socialism, and the emerging labour movement was affecting assessments of 1381.