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Philip Baker

Philip Baker reassesses an article from 1967 on Cromwell and the Levellers, which challenged the orthodoxies of the times.

We label Oliver Cromwell as a Roundhead and Prince Rupert as a Cavalier, but what of the conscripts who fought on both sides?

Philip Baker considers the lasting impact of the Levellers’ famous efforts to reform the English state in the aftermath of the Civil Wars by means of written agreements guaranteeing the sovereignty of the people.


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