$22.95 $18.39 – The Putney Debates
In a series of arguments with Oliver Cromwell in Civil War England of 1647, the Levellers argued for democracy for the very first time in British history.
Evolving from Oliver Cromwell’s New Model Army in Parliament’s struggle versus King Charles I, the Levellers promoted the removal of corruption in parliament, universal voting rights and religious toleration. This came to a head with the well-known debates between the Levellers and Cromwell at St Mary’s church in Putney, London. Popular human-rights attorney and writer Geoffrey Robertson argues for the significance of the Levellers’ stand today, revealing how they were the first Western radical democrats.