>>> Item number 792, dated 94/09/08 17:33:25 -- ALL
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 1994 17:33:25 -0500 Reply-To: Legal History discussion list <H-LAW@UICVM.BITNET> Sender: Legal History discussion list <H-LAW@UICVM.BITNET> From: Chris Waldrep <email@example.com> Subject: Research on John Ball (1381)
I have a student at Georgetown Law doing research on the Peasant Revolt of 1381 in England, also called Tyler's Insurrection (I think), and led by John Ball, who was "murdered," according to the student. We have tried to located volume 2 of the Ames Foundation's Year Books of Richard II, for the years 1380-1383, and no one seems to have it. A call to Harvard UP revealed that it has been out of print for some time. If anyone out there knows of a library with interlibrary loan which has volume 2, we would be very grateful. There seems to be some secondary literature on John Ball, but the student would like to do as much original research as possible (but not in Latin!), and we are going through records of trials to see if any of Ball's comrades in the revolt where brought to trial and whether this is recorded somewhere. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Laura A. Bedard, Special Collections Librarian firstname.lastname@example.org
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Date: Mon, 12 Sep 1994 09:21:33 -0500 Reply-To: Legal History discussion list <H-LAW@UICVM.BITNET> Sender: Legal History discussion list <H-LAW@UICVM.BITNET> From: email@example.com Subject: Re: Research on John Ball (1381)
This message was originally submitted by RPalmer@UH.EDU.
In addition to all else that has surfaced about John Ball, the most recent is a case from 1364 (probably the same John Ball) in which John Ball, parish chaplain was sued for assault and breaking the plaintiff's leg. Ball defended himself with the plea that the assault was part of student discipline in teaching the plaintiff. Ball won; times have changed. See Palmer, English Law in the Age of the Black Death, p. 156. Robert C. Palmer Histw@Jetson.uh.edu