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Following the Levellers: Civil War English Radicals and their Successors, 1647-88
Gary De Krey, St. Olaf College

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Following the Levellers, Volume One: Political and Religious Radicals in the English Civil War and Revolution, 1645-1649 (Book)
Title: Following the Levellers, Volume One: Political and Religious Radicals in the English Civil War and Revolution, 1645-1649
Author: Gary S De Krey
Abstract: 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 1647-49 around popular consent and liberty for conscience, especially in their Agreement of the People. Their following was not a ‘movement’ but largely a political response of the sects that had emerged in London’s rapidly growing peripheral neighbourhoods and in other localities in the 1640s. This study argues that the Levellers did not emerge as a separate political faction before October 1647, that they did not succeed in establishing extensive political organisation, and that the troop revolt of spring 1649 was not really a Leveller phenomenon. Addressing the contested interpretations of the Levellers throughout, this book also introduces Leveller history to non-specialist readers.
Year: 2017
Primary URL: https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137268426
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Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9781137268426
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Following the Levellers, Volume Two: English Political and Religious Radicals from the Commonwealth to the Glorious Revolution, 1649–1688 (Book)
Title: Following the Levellers, Volume Two: English Political and Religious Radicals from the Commonwealth to the Glorious Revolution, 1649–1688
Author: Gary S De Krey
Abstract: The Levellers sought to restructure the state in 1647-9 around popular consent and liberty for conscience, especially in their Agreement of the People. Following the Levellers, Volume Two examines the later political efforts of Leveller spokesmen like John Lilburne, John Wildman, and Richard Overton, and their followers. Far from ending in the 1649 troop revolts, the Leveller impact continued in the Interregnum climacterics of 1653 and 1659-60, times of acute political and religious unsettlement. Indeed, Leveller ideas resurfaced in Restoration political and religious crises in 1678-83 and again in 1687-8 and flourished in populations that once followed the Levellers. Analysis of London, army, and county Levellers reveals connections to subsequent outbursts of unrest. Sectarian communities in London’s peripheral neighbourhoods and nearby counties sustained the Leveller ethos, and ordinary people like those who followed the Levellers remained active in petitioning and protest about political and religious liberties through the Glorious Revolution.
Year: 2018
Primary URL: https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781349953295
Primary URL Description: Pulisher's web page for book sale.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9781349953301
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes


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