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John Ball (by Sydney Carter)
John Ball (by Sydney Carter)
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John Ball - "Woe to Me" (Studio Performance Video)
John Ball - "Woe to Me" (Studio Performance Video)
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"Woe to Me" by John Ball
"Woe to Me" by John Ball
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HIGH PRIESTS
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Two Catholic Priests Have A Dance-Off, And It's Amazing
Published: 2014/10/24
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Published: 2013/01/07
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Priests take on imams
Published: 2012/11/22
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DC Padres | Priests and Seminarians | Baseball Team
Published: 2016/08/30
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The Gospel message in Les Miserables : The priest
The Gospel message in Les Miserables : The priest's song
Published: 2013/01/19
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#JP2Classic: Inaugural Priests vs. Seminarians Basketball Game
#JP2Classic: Inaugural Priests vs. Seminarians Basketball Game
Published: 2015/08/07
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Orthodox priest acting creepy as fuck
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Priest Ordination June 6, 1987 at St. Joseph Cathedral, Manchester NH
Published: 2017/06/07
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"A Little Priest" - Sweeney Todd : The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Published: 2013/04/21
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Priest Holmes Halftime 1996 Big XII Championship
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Celtic vs Benfica, Zadok The Priest
Celtic vs Benfica, Zadok The Priest
Published: 2012/09/22
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Priest Missing | Florida Authorities Search for Father Rene Roberts
Priest Missing | Florida Authorities Search for Father Rene Roberts
Published: 2016/04/17
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Animal Blessing By A Priest in Springfield 2012
Animal Blessing By A Priest in Springfield 2012
Published: 2012/10/07
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Priest - Mighty Sparrow
Published: 2014/01/08
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Patti LuPone Sweeney Todd "A Little Priest"
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Published: 2008/06/11
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Ex Priest - Give Me Love [Theme Song: Tv Spot Magnum Double]
Ex Priest - Give Me Love [Theme Song: Tv Spot Magnum Double]
Published: 2017/05/24
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John Doe says priest who abused him isn't on archdiocese's list
Published: 2014/07/02
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Priest plays soccer
Published: 2015/06/05
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Advise for Priests in the Confessional
Advise for Priests in the Confessional
Published: 2015/04/24
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Published: 2011/12/01
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Pirates of the Caribbean (Auckland Symphony Orchestra) 1080p
Published: 2013/11/01
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Pope says "World is at War" after priest was murdered by ISIS "soldiers" in France
Published: 2016/07/27
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ETarte Shares a Priest
ETarte Shares a Priest's Shocking Command to a Mother
Published: 2013/01/01
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Salem Stalker: Marlena and the priest
Salem Stalker: Marlena and the priest
Published: 2014/05/31
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Father Ted  The dancing priest
Father Ted The dancing priest
Published: 2016/10/27
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Judas Priest - Painkiller Interviews
Judas Priest - Painkiller Interviews
Published: 2013/12/12
Channel: Ralph Viera
Judas Priest - Desert Plains (Guitar Cover)
Judas Priest - Desert Plains (Guitar Cover)
Published: 2013/12/22
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The Song of the Demented Priest - John Berryman
The Song of the Demented Priest - John Berryman
Published: 2014/08/16
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Hearthstone - Priest NAXX Multiplayer
Hearthstone - Priest NAXX Multiplayer
Published: 2014/07/31
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The scariest night of my life...
The scariest night of my life...
Published: 2017/04/27
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Kenyattah Black - Ruler Steps (Remix) (Feat. Bklyn Chance, K. Priest, Daz Dillinger & Billy Danze)
Kenyattah Black - Ruler Steps (Remix) (Feat. Bklyn Chance, K. Priest, Daz Dillinger & Billy Danze)
Published: 2016/06/02
Channel: Jack Handy
Old School Priest - Raw Cut
Old School Priest - Raw Cut
Published: 2013/06/10
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THE NEW TEAM 10 HOUSE?
THE NEW TEAM 10 HOUSE?
Published: 2017/05/08
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Love and Rockets - So Alive (Jack Priest Edit)
Love and Rockets - So Alive (Jack Priest Edit)
Published: 2015/03/05
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Flying Priest Helicopter Golf Ball Drop
Flying Priest Helicopter Golf Ball Drop
Published: 2014/06/02
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Vincent Price - The Abominable Dr Phibes - Warmarch of the Priests - opening credits
Published: 2015/12/11
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Judas Priest - Turbo Era Clips
Judas Priest - Turbo Era Clips
Published: 2013/12/12
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John Ball
John Ball encouraging Wat Tyler rebels from ca 1470 MS of Froissart Chronicles in BL.jpg
Medieval drawing of John Ball giving hope to Wat Tyler's rebels
Born c. 1338
Died 15 July 1381 (aged 42/43)
St Albans
Nationality English
Occupation Priest
Known for Peasants' Revolt

John Ball (c. 1338[1] – 15 July 1381) was an English Lollard priest who took a prominent part in the Peasants' Revolt of 1381.

Biography[edit]

He was born and lived in St Albans, Hertfordshire, later moving to Norwich and then to Colchester during the plague years of the Black Death. The country was exhausted by death on a massive scale and crippling taxes; the Black Death was followed by years of war, which had to be paid for. The population was nearly halved by disease and overworked, and onerous flat-rate poll taxes were imposed.[2]

Ball was imprisoned in Maidstone, Kent, at the time of the 1381 Revolt.[3] What is recorded of his adult life comes from hostile sources emanating from the established religious and political social order. He is said to have gained considerable fame as a roving preacher without a parish or any link to the established order[2] by expounding the doctrines of John Wycliffe, and especially by his insistence on social equality.[3] He delivered radical sermons in many places, including: Ashen, Billericay, Bocking, Braintree, Cressing Temple, Dedham, Coggeshall, Fobbing, Goldhanger, Great Baddow, Little Henny, Stisted and Waltham.[2]

His utterances brought him into conflict with Simon of Sudbury, Archbishop of Canterbury, and he was thrown in prison on several occasions. He also appears to have been excommunicated; owing to which, in 1366 it was forbidden for anyone to hear him preach.[3] These measures, however, did not moderate his opinions, nor diminish his popularity. He took to speaking to parishioners in churchyards after the official services: in English, the "common tongue", not the Latin of the clergy, a radical political move. Ball was "using the bible against the church", very threatening to the status quo.[2]

A modern aerial view of the Blackheath looking south

Shortly after the Peasants' Revolt began, Ball was released by the Kentish rebels from his prison.[3] He preached to them at Blackheath (the revolting peasants' rendezvous to the south of Greenwich) in an open-air sermon that included the following:

When Adam delved and Eve span,[a] Who was then the gentleman?[4] From the beginning all men by nature were created alike, and our bondage or servitude came in by the unjust oppression of naughty men. For if God would have had any bondmen from the beginning, he would have appointed who should be bond, and who free. And therefore I exhort you to consider that now the time is come, appointed to us by God, in which ye may (if ye will) cast off the yoke of bondage, and recover liberty.[5][6]

When the rebels had dispersed, Ball was taken prisoner at Coventry, given a trial in which, unlike most, he was permitted to speak. He was hanged, drawn and quartered at St Albans in the presence of King Richard II on 15 July 1381. His head was displayed stuck on a pike on London Bridge, and the quarters of his body were displayed at four different towns.[2] Ball, who was called by Froissart "the mad priest of Kent," seems to have possessed the gift of rhyme. He voiced the feelings of a section of the discontented lower orders of society at that time,[3] who chafed at villeinage and the lords' rights of unpaid labour, or corvée.

Ball and perhaps many of the rebels who followed him found some resonance between their ideas and goals and those of Piers Plowman, a key figure in a contemporary poem putatively by one William Langland. Ball put Piers and other characters from Langland's poem into his cryptically allegorical writings which may be prophecies, motivating messages, and/or coded instructions to his cohorts. This may have enhanced Langland's real or perceived radical and Lollard affinities as well as Ball's.[citation needed]

John Ball in popular culture[edit]

Ball is also mentioned at John Gower's Vox Clamantis line 793. Morley translates this as:

Ball was the preacher, the prophet and teacher, inspired by a spirit of hell,
And every fool advanced in his school, to be taught as the devil thought well.[7]:44

Ball appears as a character in the anonymous play The Life and Death of Jack Straw, published in London in 1593, which deals with the events of the Peasants' Revolt.

Illustration from title page to William Morris's A Dream of John Ball (1888)

William Morris wrote a short story called "Two extracts from a dream of John Ball", which was serialised in the Commonweal between November 1886 and February 1887. It was published in book form in 1888.

English songwriter Sydney Carter wrote an eponymously titled song about Ball that has been recorded by a number of artists.[8] 'Sing John Ball' is regularly performed in the UK by folk musicians including The Young' Uns, The Melrose Quartet, and in 2015 the group Sweet Liberties performed the song in the Houses of Parliament.[9]

There is a steep hill on the A5199 in Leicestershire, between Shearsby and Husbands Bosworth, that is colloquially called "John Ball Hill".

A tower chapel at the parish church of Thaxted in Essex was dedicated to John Ball under the Anglo-Catholic socialist vicar, Conrad Noel (1910–1942).

The Bedfordshire on Sunday, a free local newspaper based in Bedford, runs a weekly column by a fictional journalist called "John Ball's Diary", which features behind-the-scenes life in the office of the newspaper. The column is written by all the members of the editorial staff.[10]

John Ball appears in the 1954 historical novel Katherine by Anya Seton.

Ball made a star appearance in the Newbery Medal-winning 2002 novel Crispin: The Cross of Lead. He was a priest, as he usually is, and was assisting a character by the name of Bear in the Peasants' Revolt of 1381.

John Ball is referenced several times in T. H. White's The Once and Future King, most prominently in the fourth book, The Candle in the Wind. In the final chapter (14), King Arthur muses on his failure to unite England. King Arthur tries to understand what forces are at work that make mankind fight wars and references the "communism" of John Ball as a precursor to Mordred's Thrashers.[11]

John Ball's line, "When Adam delved and Eve span, Who was then the gentleman?" serves as the epigraph to Zadie Smith's 2012 novel NW, which follows characters who grew up on a council estate in northwest London.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Delved meaning dug the fields, and span meaning spun fabric.
  1. ^ Busky 2002, p. 33.
  2. ^ a b c d e Vine 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e Chisholm 1911, p. 263.
  4. ^ "When Adam delved and Eve span,/Who was then the gentleman" Sources
  5. ^ BBC: Voices of the powerless – readings from original sources
  6. ^ Dobson 1970, p. 375 quotes from Thomas Walsingham's Historia Anglicana:

    "When Adam dalf, and Eve span, who was thanne a gentilman? From the beginning all men were created equal by nature, and that servitude had been introduced by the unjust and evil oppression of men, against the will of God, who, if it had pleased Him to create serfs, surely in the beginning of the world would have appointed who should be a serf and who a lord" and Ball ended by recommending "uprooting the tares that are accustomed to destroy the grain; first killing the great lords of the realm, then slaying the lawyers, justices and jurors, and finally rooting out everyone whom they knew to be harmful to the community in future."

  7. ^ Henry Morley (1867). English Writers (Volume 2, pt. 1). General Books LLC. ISBN 978-1235028014. 
  8. ^ "John Ball [Sydney Carter]". mainlynorfolk.info. Retrieved 2015-12-01. 
  9. ^ "Sweet Liberties Launch, Speaker's House, Palace of Westminster, 16th November". Folk Radio UK. Retrieved 2015-12-01. 
  10. ^ John, Balls. "John Ball's Diary". Local Sunday Newspapers. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  11. ^ The Once and Future King by T. H. White.

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