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

  • Peter Whiteford Victoria University of Wellington

Abstract

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.

Author Biography

Peter Whiteford, Victoria University of Wellington
Peter Whiteford is a Professor of English literature at Victoria University of Wellington, where he has been a member of the English programme since 1991.
Published
2016-12-15
How to Cite
WHITEFORD, Peter. James K. Baxter and John Ball: a note on the source of 'Letter to Piers Plowman'. Kōtare : New Zealand Notes & Queries, [S.l.], dec. 2016. ISSN 1174-6955. Available at: <https://ojs.victoria.ac.nz/kotare/article/view/3982>. Date accessed: 23 nov. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.26686/knznq.v0i0.3982.