‘The Putney Debates and the Birth of Democracy’: a talk by John Rees

09-11-22 - 09-11-22,
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Admission: ££6 Adults, £4.50 Students/ Museum Members

Location: Via Zoom

At the end of October 1647 a remarkable meeting took place at St Mary's Church in Putney, where representatives of the ordinary soldiers in Parliament's army met with their generals to discuss the constitutional settlement of the nation. These representatives were Levellers, 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 look at what happened at this meeting and its legacy in the struggle for freedom and democracy across the world today.

John Rees is a broadcaster and writer, author of 'The Leveller Revolution' and Visiting Research Fellow, Goldsmiths, University of London.

This talk will be recorded and put on a private channel after the 'live talk' for ticket holders to view at their leisure if they miss the live talk or wish to view them again.

This talk is part of a four part lecture series; for season tickets please click here.

Wednesday 9 November at 7.30pm - John Rees on 'The Putney Debates and the Birth of Democracy'

Wednesday 16 November at 7.30pm - Dr Rebecca Warren on 'Protector or Persecutor: Witches, the Devil and Oliver Cromwell'

Wednesday 23 November at 7.30pm - Dr Jonathan Fitzgibbons on 'Cromwell's Head'

Wednesday 30 November at 7.30pm - Miranda Malins on 'Puritan Princesses: Oliver Cromwell's Daughters'

Click on the titles for more information and individual bookings.

PLEASE NOTE: These talks will be held online via Zoom. Joining details will be sent out the week before the talk.

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