Levellers publish Remonstrance of Many Thousand Citizens

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Literary/ Cultural Context Note

A group of Levellers, radical Parliamentarians who espouse equality, religious tolerance and extended suffrage, publish a 'Remonstrance of Many Thousand Citizens'. This document, written mainly by Richard Overton and William Walwyn, proclaims the sovereignty of the people, and advocates abolition of monarchy and the House of Lords' power of veto.
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Editors. "Levellers publish Remonstrance of Many Thousand Citizens". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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Related Groups

  1. English Civil War