James K. Baxter and John Ball: a note on the source of 'Letter to Piers Plowman'

Peter Whiteford


Baxter's early poem 'Letter to Piers Plowman' includes references to characters known to us not from Langland's poem but from one of the letters of John Ball (Royal manuscript). This note identifies a likely source in which Baxter could have encountered this little-known political text.

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