Tag Archives: Cromwell

The World Turned Upside Down: The Trials of Freeborn John

June and July are interesting months in the historical chronology of the Levellers. Three hundred and seventy two years ago next month sees the anniversary of the arrest of John Lilburne, the famous Leveller agitator, for the alleged slandering of William Lenthall, at that time the Speaker of the House of Commons.
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The World Turned Upside Down: A Just and Elected Monarchy?

In this, the fourth of my responses in this current blog thread to the LSX Occupy Group’s ‘New Putney Debates’, we look for a second time at the highly contentious issue of the British Monarchy, in relation to the original … Continue reading

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The World Turned Upside Down: Ancient Sites and Bardic Rights

Just over a month before Christmas 2012 participants in the latest round of national student protests converged unexpectedly on Kennington Park in South London, having been redirected from Westminster by senior Metropolitan Police officers anxious about possible disturbances; in the … Continue reading

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