'All People One': The Levellers
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: The Cromwell Museum, Huntingdon
375 years ago a remarkable meeting took place in St Mary’s Church in Putney.
In November 1647 representatives of ordinary soldiers met their generals to discuss what sort of government the country should have in the aftermath of a devastating Civil War.
Some of these men – nicknamed Levellers by their opponents – proposed radical notions for the 1600s, including for the first time in British history the idea that all men should have the vote.
This display, staged for the 375th anniversary of the Putney Debates, gives an introduction to the story of the Levellers, their rise and fall, and their long term impact. It includes original pamphlets, engravings and objects from the Cromwell Museum's collections.
The display runs from 5 November 2022 until 2 April 2023 during normal museum opening hours. Admission is free of charge.Book Now Back to events