The Putney Debates

Editorial: Verso
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The Putney Debates

The Putney Debates

Editorial: Verso
ISBN
8b2b6ee7-e267-3b48-b2aa-f44fc65740a4
In a series of debates with Oliver Cromwell in Civil War England of 1647, the Levellers argued for democracy for the first time in British history. Evolving from Oliver Cromwell’s New Model army in Parliament’s struggle against King Charles I, the Levellers pushed for the removal of corruption in parliament, universal voting rights and religious toleration. This came to a head with the famous debates between the Levellers and Cromwell at St Mary’s church in Putney, London. Renowned human-rights lawyer and author Geoffrey Robertson argues for the relevance of the Levellers’ stand today, showing how they were the first Western radical democrats.
  • Categoría BISAC HIS015000
  • Formato Epub 3
  • Idioma Inglés
  • Año 2018
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