John Ball

(d. 1381) chaplain and leader of the peasants' revolt

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(died 1381)

English rebel. Ball was a Wycliffite priest who preached an egalitarian social message. He was excommunicated and imprisoned for heresy, but released in June 1381 during the Peasants' Revolt. He was later captured, tried, and hanged as a traitor.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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