John Ball Day
Following the betrayal of the Peasants' Revolt John Ball was captured in Coventry and brought to St Albans where he was tried for treason and on the following day, July 15th, hung drawn and quartered as Richard II looked on.
John Ball's crime was to call for greater social equality and the date of his martyrdom seems a logical day about which to focus our memorial.
Plans for the first John Ball Day are just beginning but an egalitarian festival of politics, music and the arts that John Ball would be proud of could be coming very soon.
If you have any ideas for how this festival could take shape please contact using the form below.