John Ball

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John Ball (c. 1338 – 15 July 1381) was an English Lollard priest who took a prominent part in the Peasants' Revolt of 1381. In that year, Ball gave a sermon in which he asked the rhetorical question, "When Adam delved and Eve span, who was then the gentleman?".

He was born and lived in St. Albans, Hertfordshire and later moved to Colchester during the Black Death. He also ... more »

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