Levellers and historians
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The introduction sets out the challenges offered by revisionist and postrevisionist historians to the celebratory and sometimes anachronistic view of the Levellers in the older standard works, and offers ways forward. It provides a brief outline history of the Leveller movement in the context of the events of the civil war and regicide period, including an introduction to the lives of the Leveller leaders William Walwyn, Richard Overton, and John Lilburne, and a summary of the Levellers’ demands. The introduction concludes with a brief discussion of methodology.

The Levellers

Radical political thought in the English Revolution


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