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Gerrard Winstanley : the Digger's life and legacy

Author: John Gurney
Publisher: London : Pluto Press, New York, NY : Distributed in the U.S.A. by Palgrave Macmillan 2013.
Series: Revolutionary lives.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"'The power of property was brought into creation by the sword', so wrote Gerrard Winstanley (1609-1676) - Christian Communist, leader of the Diggers movement and bête noire of the landed aristocracy. Despite being one of the great English radicals, Winstanley remains unmentioned in today's lists of 'great Britons'. John Gurney reveals the hidden history of Winstanley and his movement. As part of the radical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Gerrard Winstanley; Gerrard Winstanley; Gerrard Winstanley
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Gurney
ISBN: 9780745331843 074533184X 9780745331836 0745331831
OCLC Number: 819816559
Description: viii, 162 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The Making of the Digger --
Winstanley the Digger --
A New Beginning? --
Winstanley's Legacy.
Series Title: Revolutionary lives.
Other Titles: Digger's life and legacy
Responsibility: John Gurney.

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