Levellers’ Day – New Statesman article

My article for the New Statesman on LD here:

http://www.newstatesman.com/200705230005

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Levellers’ Day vid

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Leveller Day 2007

Leveller Day 2007, originally uploaded by historymonkey.

 

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Leveller Day 2007

Leveller Day 2007, originally uploaded by historymonkey.

 

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Tony Benn – Leveller Day 2007

Tony Benn – Leveller Day 2007, originally uploaded by historymonkey.

 

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Leveller Day – musketeer

Leveller Day – musketeer, originally uploaded by historymonkey.

 

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Leveller Day communist party banners

Leveller Day communist party banners, originally uploaded by historymonkey.

 

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Leveller Day – 2007

Leveller Day – Anthony Sedley, originally uploaded by historymonkey.

 

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Putney2

Putney2, originally uploaded by historymonkey.

 

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Putney Debates

Visited St. Mary’s Putney last weekend, scene of the Putney Debates between civilian Levellers, rank and file army agitators and the ‘grandees’, Cromwell and Ireton. This Oct. will be the 360th anniversary of the debates.

The Putney Debates recently won Tristram Hunt’s competition in the Guardian to find the nation’s favourite radical moment. The church is going to get £1k to help commemorate the debates.

St. Mary’s already has a rather nice inscription from Thomas Rainsborough’s famous words at the debates on the wall (see pic), as well as a plaque about 1647 paid for (ironically some might say) by the Cromwell Association.

Looking at Rainsborough’s words in this church in Putney, surrounded by yuppie chain restaurants, it struck me that the ‘poorest he’ might have a life to live as much as the greatest, but he was unlikely to do much of it in SW15 (unless he was working mopping the floors in Carluccio’s)

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