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Unelected Houses

Iain McLean

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

‘The House of Peers throughout the war/Did nothing in particular/And did it very well.’ The Levellers and the case for an elected parliament. The Lords since 1909. Remaining conditional vetoes. The ... More


We the People

Iain Mclean

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Summary of previous discussion. Can Diceyanism be revived without Dicey? The case for Parliamentary sovereignty—but that must entail an elected Parliament. The case for counter‐majoritarianism. ... More


The Equality of Man in the Eighteenth Century

Henry Phelps Brown

in Egalitarianism and the Generation of Inequality

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286486
eISBN:
9780191596773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198286481.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The major part of this chapter is devoted to the two great revolutions of the eighteenth century––the American and French, both of which claimed the equality of man at their outset, but it starts by ... More


Conclusion: Law and the State in History

ALAN HARDING

in Medieval Law and the Foundations of the State

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198219583
eISBN:
9780191717574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219583.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

John Selden in 1616 presented the State as a civil society conceptually prior to the laws that governed it; for Thomas Hobbes in his great work of 1651 on that Great Leviathan called a Commonwealth ... More


Edwards, Gangraena, and Presbyterian Mobilization

Ann Hughes

in Gangraena and the Struggle for the English Revolution

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251926
eISBN:
9780191719042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251926.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter stresses the importance of Edwards’s Gangraena in the mobilization of zealous Presbyterian campaigns against Parliament’s proposals for church government in 1646-7. It looks especially ... More


Levellers, Diggers, and Ranters

Thomas N. Corns

in Uncloistered Virtue: English Political Literature, 1640-1660

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128830
eISBN:
9780191671715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128830.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

By the late 1640s different groupings emerged, Levellers, Diggers, Ranters, all fading or mutating in the early 1650s, to be supplanted in the English political consciousness by Quakers and Fifth ... More


The Possessor and the Possessed: Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and the Idea of Musical Genius

Peter Kivy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087581
eISBN:
9780300135114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087581.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

The commercial revolution of the seventeenth century deeply changed English culture. This book explores what that economic transformation meant to the century's greatest poet, John Milton, and to the ... More


The Levellers: Radical political thought in the English Revolution

Dr. Rachel Foxley

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719089367
eISBN:
9781781705810
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089367.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The Leveller movement of the 1640s campaigned for religious toleration and a radical remaking of politics after the English civil war. This book challenges received ideas about the Levellers as ... More


Soldiers and Statesmen: The General Council of the Army and its Debates 1647-1648

Austin Woolrych

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227526
eISBN:
9780191678738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227526.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book looks beyond such well-known occasions as the Putney debates to examine the entire political activity of Fairfax's and Cromwell's army between the first and second Civil Wars, and places it ... More


Putney I: The Emergence of the New Agents

Austin Woolrych

in Soldiers and Statesmen: The General Council of the Army and its Debates 1647-1648

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227526
eISBN:
9780191678738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227526.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the emergence of new agents' attempts to destabilize parliament. The new agents and their Leveller mentors held daily meetings in London in September and October to suppress ... More


Of Language and Flesh: Power, Pedagogy, and the Intellectual Origins of Leveller Ideas

NICHOLAS McDOWELL

in The English Radical Imagination: Culture, Religion, and Revolution, 1630-1660

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199260515
eISBN:
9780191717628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260515.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

There has been a tendency among those who see the Levellers as the forbears of modern ideals of popular democracy to sentimentalize the lowly social and cultural background of their leaders. The ... More


A Three-Sided Revolution

Christopher Hill

in Intellectual Origins of the English Revolution - Revisited

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206682
eISBN:
9780191677274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206682.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

A successful underground movement is likely to leave few traces. However, seventeenth-century propagandists were aware of continuities. John Cleveland spoke of ‘Presbyter Wyclif’ and ‘Tyler's ... More


Unfinished Business

Christopher Hill

in Intellectual Origins of the English Revolution - Revisited

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206682
eISBN:
9780191677274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206682.003.0015
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

The debates of the sixteen-forties and fifties gave wide circulation to ideas which had originated with critics of the old regime before 1640. The priesthood of all believers led some to advocate ... More


Levelling Quakers?

ADRIAN DAVIES

in The Quakers in English Society, 1655-1725

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208204
eISBN:
9780191677953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208204.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses evidence on how the Quaker creed was a levelling one. These include the dismissal of social conventions and the ... More


Radical Parliamentarians and the English Civil War

David R. Como

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199541911
eISBN:
9780191779107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199541911.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book charts the way the English Civil War of the 1640s mutated into a revolution (paving the way for the later execution of King Charles I and the abolition of the monarchy). Focusing on ... More


Brave Community: The Digger Movement in the English Revolution

John Gurney

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719061028
eISBN:
9781781700747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719061028.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This is a full-length modern study of the Diggers or ‘True Levellers’, who were among the most remarkable of the radical groups to emerge during the English Revolution of 1640–60. Acting at a time of ... More


Environmental Protest Literature of the Renaissance

Ken Hiltner

in What Else Is Pastoral?: Renaissance Literature and the Environment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449406
eISBN:
9780801460760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449406.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter considers how thousands of individuals rose up across England in the seventeenth century to defend the newly emerging, endangered countryside, as well as draws attention to issues of ... More


Mammon's Music: Literature and Economics in the Age of Milton

Blair Hoxby

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300093780
eISBN:
9780300129632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300093780.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

The commercial revolution of the seventeenth century deeply changed English culture. This book explores what that economic transformation meant to the century's greatest poet, John Milton, and to the ... More


Introduction Levellers and historians

Rachel Foxley

in The Levellers: Radical political thought in the English Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719089367
eISBN:
9781781705810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089367.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The introduction sets out the challenges offered by revisionist and postrevisionist historians to the celebratory and sometimes anachronistic view of the Levellers in the older standard works, and ... More


Conclusion

Rachel Foxley

in The Levellers: Radical political thought in the English Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719089367
eISBN:
9781781705810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089367.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The conclusion discusses the nature of the Leveller movement and summarizes its complex relationship with parliamentarian thought. It emphasizes the populism of Leveller thought, as one factor which ... More


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