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James Crossley

James Crossley is a professor of religion, politics, and culture, and author of the forthcoming book Spectres of John Ball: The ‘Peasants’ Revolt’ in English Political History, 1381-2020 (Equinox, 2022).

Remembering the Peasants’ Revolt

On this day in 1381, the lower classes of southern England began a titanic class struggle against the aristocracy – to demand justice for those who laboured and build a land where ‘everything be common.’