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The parable of the Labourers in the Vineyard
Mary Raschko

Kenyon, ‘Labour Conditions in Essex in the Reign of Richard II’, Economic History Review, 4 (1934), 438, 444. For the claim that some labourers in Suffolk received 6d per day during harvest, see Simon Penn and Christopher Dyer, ‘Wages and Earnings in Late Medieval England: Evidence from the Enforcement of the Labour Laws’, Economic History Review, 2nd Series, 43:3 (1990), 369. 19 Analysing the Gospel parable in light of its contemporary economic context, William Herzog argues that Jesus told the parable to expose oppression of workers. See Parables as Subversive

in The politics of Middle English parables