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Ball, Johnlocked

(d. 1381)
  • Andrew Prescott


Ball, John (d. 1381), chaplain and leader of the peasants' revolt, was of obscure origins. He had been an itinerant radical preacher for nearly twenty years before the revolt. He described himself, in letters circulated during the rising, as 'seynte marye prist' and 'som tyme seynte marie prest of ...

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Chancery records (Record Commission)
National Archives of the United Kingdom, Public Record Office, London