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Following the Levellers, Volume Two

English Political and Religious Radicals from the Commonwealth to the Glorious Revolution, 1649–1688

Authors: De Krey, Gary S.

  • Explores the influence of Leveller ideas through the political and religious crises of the Interregnum and Restoration periods
  • Examines the later political efforts of Leveller spokesmen and their followers
  • Offers analysis of London, army, and county Levellers to reveal connections to subsequent outbursts of unrest
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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.

About the authors

Gary S. De Krey is Emeritus Professor of History at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, USA.  A past president of the Midwest Conference on British Studies, he has published two books about London politics in the late Stuart era (1660-1714) as well as Restoration and Revolution in Britain (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Finding the Levellers and Their Successors

    De Krey, Gary S.

    Pages 1-9

  • The Levellers and the Commonwealth, 1649–1653

    De Krey, Gary S.

    Pages 11-59

  • Leveller Followers in London, the Army, and the Counties

    De Krey, Gary S.

    Pages 61-129

  • Leveller Successors and the Protectorate, 1654–1659

    De Krey, Gary S.

    Pages 131-173

  • Leveller Successors and the Climacteric of 1659–1660

    De Krey, Gary S.

    Pages 175-218

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95330-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95329-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Following the Levellers, Volume Two
Book Subtitle
English Political and Religious Radicals from the Commonwealth to the Glorious Revolution, 1649–1688
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95330-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95330-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95329-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 379
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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