Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Delving further into the archive of English radicalism, I came across the wonderful words of the sermon that John Ball preached to the rebels on Blackheath. This was in the summer of the the Peasants’ Revolt in 1381. I quote:
“From the beginning all men by nature were created alike,
and our bondage or servitude came in by the unjust oppression of
The full text is here.
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