Levellers and the English Revolution

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Levellers and the English Revolution (Socialist Classics) Paperback – September 9, by Henry N. Brailsford (Author) out of 5 stars 5 ratings. See all 7 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Cited by: The gripping story of the Levellers, the radical movement at the heart of the English Revolution The Levellers, formed out of the explosive tumult of the s and the battlefields of the Civil War, are central figures in the history of s: The Levellers, an extremist English Puritan sect, instigated an abortive revolution in the 17th century.

As these writings show, the activities of this group were varied and wide-ranging: radical journalism and pamphleteering combined The spirit of the first democratic protest movement in modern history is dramatically captured in this 4/5(3). The Levellers: Radical Political Thought in the English Revolution (Politics, Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain) by Rachel Foxley | 1 May out of 5 stars 2.

Leveler, also spelled Leveller, member of a republican and democratic faction in England during the period of the Civil Wars and Commonwealth.

The name Levelers was given by enemies of the movement to suggest that its supporters wished to “level men’s estates.” The Leveler movement originated in –46 among radical supporters of Parliament in and around London.

As far as the English revolution is concerned this writer's sympathies lie with the social program put forth by John Lilburne and the Levellers and the social actions of Gerard Winstanley and the True Levellers (or Diggers) on Saint George's Hill.

The English historian Christopher Hill's studies of those movements and others, as expressed in 5/5(2). 'The history of London we have been waiting for, told with elegance and precision.' --Ken Loach (Praise for A People's History of London) 'A fast-paced and tightly focused narrative which puts the Levellers centre stage in the English Revolution; essential reading for all those interested in history and radical politics' --Ariel Hessayon, Goldsmiths University of LondonReviews: Get this from a library.

The Levellers in the English Revolution. [G E Aylmer;] -- Contains 12 Leveller pamphlets and petitions, some abridged, extracts from the Putney and Whitehall Debates, and a page historical introduction.

Buy Levellers and the English Revolution (Socialist Classics) New Ed by Henry N. Brailsford, Christopher Hill (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. /5(6). The Levellers and the English Revolution book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers/5(14).

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“A profound and scholarly account of the Levellers The book combines the military-political history of the English revolution with an account of the social and ideological struggles that produced, out of the backstreets of seventeenth-century London, one of modernity’s first revolutionary social movements.”.

A gripping narrative history of the English Revolution and the radical Levellers. The Levellers, revolutionaries that grew out of the explosive tumult of the s and the battlefields of the Civil War, are central figures in the history of democracy/5(13).

It may be hard to believe but there has been no single-author, book length study of the Levellers since H. Brailsford’s The Levellers and the English Revolution was published in Rachel Foxley has ended this interregnum in fine style, but before looking at her new work it is worth examining why its publication is such a rare occurrence.

The book is much needed. While academic research on the Levellers has gone through something of renaissance, we have to go back to H.N. Brailsford’s The Levellers and the English Revolution () for a book-length study of the subject aimed at a general readership. Genre/Form: History Sources: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Levellers in the English Revolution.

Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press,   The English reformers of the early 19th century also drew many of their ideas and language from the Levellers' mix of Christian teaching, religious and political dissent, social equality and.

The Christopher Hill Memorial Lecture will be given by historian Norah Carlin, author of The Causes of the English Revolution.

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She will be speaking on the subject of her forthcoming book Regicide or Revolution. What Petitioners Wanted, September - January The lecture coincides with T 5/5(1).

John Rees’s new book tells the story of the central role of the Levellers. He argues that the Levellers, whose influence was extensive, particularly within Parliament’s New Model Army and in London, were the key political force that drove forward the English Revolution.

The Levellers were not a tiny sect. The Levellers in the English Revolution edited by G.E. Aylmer Thames and Hudson, £ With a divided, debating Army taking so considerable a part in the Portuguese turmoil, Professor G.E. Aylmer’s collection of English Civil War documents comes as timely reminder that an English army once took crucial part in a revolution, and in a struggle for the liberties of the common people.

To our generation fell the good fortune of re-discovering the Levellers. To the classical liberal historians they meant rather less than nothing.

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This neglect is puzzling. At the crisis of the English Revolution it was the Levellers and not from its commanders that the victorious New Model army derived its political ideas and its democratic drive. This book reinterprets the Leveller authorships of John Lilburne, Richard Overton and William Walwyn, and foregrounds the role of ordinary people in petitioning and protest during an era of civil war and revolution.

The Levellers sought to restructure the state in around popular consent and. The book takes full account of recent scholarship, and contributes to historical debates on the development of radical and republican politics in the civil war period, the nature of tolerationist thought, the significance of the Leveller movement and the extent of the Levellers’ influence in the ranks of the New Model by: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Brailsford, Henry Noel, Levellers and the English revolution.

[Stanford, Calif.] Stanford University Press, Aylmer, G.E. (ed.), The Levellers in the English Revolution (London, ), pp. 89 – 91 for the Agreement. Brailsford speculates that a forthright demand for universal suffrage in the Agreement “may have been omitted to appease the Grandees” on the general council, p.

The gripping story of the Levellers, the radical movement at the heart of the English Revolution The Levellers, formed out of the explosive tumult of the s and the battlefields of the Civil War, are central figures in the history of democracy. In this thrilling narrative, John Rees brings to life the men—including John Lilburne, Richard Overton and Thomas.

See Levellers (disambiguation) for alternative meanings. The Levellers were a mid 17th century English political party, who came to prominence during the English Civil manifesto involved a remodelling of the English political process along the lines of a more egalitarian, less class-driven had a large following within the ranks of the New Model Army.

The great leaders of the French Revolution were indirectly inspired by the writings as well as the deeds of these English revolutionaries of the 17th Century, just as many of the political demands made by the Levellers were inscribed on the banners of the English Chartist workers a Author: Dudley Edwards.

The Levellers in the English Revolution. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press,p. Provides an overview of the Levellers' role in the political turmoil of the English Revolution. The gripping story of the Levellers, the radical movement at the heart of the English Revolution The Levellers, formed out of the explosive tumult of the s and the battlefields of the Civil War, are central figures in the history of democracy.

The Levellers sought to restructure the state in around popular consent and liberty for conscience, especially in their Agreement of the ing the Levellers, Volume Two examines the later political efforts of Leveller spokesmen like John Lilburne, John Wildman, and Richard Overton, and their from ending in the troop revolts, the Leveller impact continued in.

The gripping story of the Levellers, the radical movement at the heart of the English Revolution The Levellers, formed out of the explosive tumult of the s and the battlefields of the Civil War, are central figures in the history of : John Rees.The Agreements of the People were a series of written constitutions proposed variously by Levellers, soldiers and citizens for the settlement of the nation at the height of the English Revolution.

The essays in this book explore the various Agreements in the context of the constitutional crisis that engulfed England in the late s and s.The Levellers were a crucial component of a radically democratic movement during the civil wars in seventeenth-century England.

This was to be democratic at a time when the very idea of democracy conjured up nothing good; with its suggestion of anarchy and the 'levelling' of distinctions in rank and of property, even the holding of women in common.