William Morris: Delaying Ball’s New World
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 most influential portrayal of Ball since Southey: William Morris’s A Dream of John Ball. This includes discussion of how Morris saw Ball as a martyr, a kindred spirit, a Catholic, and a revolutionary example for the present and future from a historical materialist perspective.