‘The Leveller Revolution’: A talk by writer and journalist John Rees
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Admission: ££10 per person (£8 students or Friends of the Museum)
Location: Huntingdon Town Hall
As part of the 2019 Cromwell Lecture Series, the Cromwell Museum is delighted to welcome writer and journalist to talk about the Levellers, based upon his bestselling book 'The Leveller Revolution'.
The Levellers were a 17th century radical movement that emerged from the tumult of the Civil Wars advocating ideas that would be central to the development of democracy. this talk will examine their development, key characters such as John Lilburne and Thomas Rainsborough and their role in creating a political revolution which still has a legacy in the struggle for freedom and democracy across the world.
John Rees is a broadcaster and writer, a member of the editorial board of Counterfire (www.counterfire.org) and the writer and presenter of the political history series Timeline. He is currently pursuing doctoral research on the Levellers and the English Revolution at Goldsmiths, University of London.
This is part of a four part lecture series on the Civil War period. Discounted combined tickets for all four talks can be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e...
The other talks are by Professor John Morrill on 'Cromwell and Ireland', Dr Ismini Pells on 'Wounded, Widows and Orphans: Civil War Petitions', and Allen Packwood on 'Churchill and Cromwell'.Book Now Back to events