Leveller leaders - Walwyn, Overton, Lilburn and Prince - are arrested. Originally part of the Parliamentarian movement against Charles I, their radical, egalitarian and tolerant stance has now become irreconcilable with the new Rump Parliament government.
Editors. "Leveller leaders arrested on charges of sedition". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2011
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