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Following the Levellers

Dr Elliot Vernon examines this prosopographical and network-based history of the Levellers and their followers, finding it an exemplary and judicious work.

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War in England 1642-1649

The New Model Army’s Declaration of 14 June 1647 famously stated that ‘We were not a mere mercenary army, hired to serve any arbitrary power of state’. This phrase, a favourite of historians of the period, captures the fateful politicisation of Parliament’s army; an event that ultimately catapulted England into its dalliance with regicide andContinue reading “War in England 1642-1649”