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date: 08 March 2021

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...

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