Levellers' mutiny crushed at Burford

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Historical Context Note

Leveller members of the army who had mutinied against their treatment (their pay was in arrears and their demands for fresh elections were being ignored) are defeated at Burford, and the leaders shot by firing squad in the churchyard.

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Citation:
Editors. "Levellers' mutiny crushed at Burford". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=2379, accessed 29 July 2014.]


Related Groups

  1. English Civil War