Blake and the Mad Crew: The Ranters and the Historians

While A L Mor­ton thought Blake may have read the work of the Ranter, Abiez­er Coppe, mod­ern his­tor­i­ans say there is no evid­ence of Blake being famil­i­ar with Ranter texts. How much do Blake’s ideas over­lap with The Ranters? I look at the Jus­ti­fic­a­tion of the Mad Crew (1650) to compare.

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