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.
Editors. "Levellers' mutiny crushed at Burford". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2011
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