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A False Tree of LibertyHuman Rights in Radical Thought$
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Susan Marks

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780199675456

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199675456.001.0001

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Rights in the English Revolution

Rights in the English Revolution

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(p.71) 4 Rights in the English Revolution
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A False Tree of Liberty
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Susan Marks

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199675456.003.0004

This chapter examines discussions of rights in the English Revolution of the mid-seventeenth century, focusing in particular on the Putney Debates and on the ideas put forward shortly afterwards by Gerrard Winstanley and his fellow Diggers. A key issue in the Putney Debates was the extension of the right to vote to men without property. That was also important for the Diggers, but in addition they argued for the right of all to direct access to the means of subsistence. The earth was a common treasury for all, wrote Winstanley, and could not justly be turned into a particular treasury for some.

Keywords:   English Revolution, Putney Debates, Levellers, Diggers, Gerrard Winstanley

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