History | By: N Quentin Woolf

Londonist Out Loud: Who Were The Levellers?

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This week, N Quentin Woolf meets political activist and Levellers expert John Rees, to discuss the rise and fall of this 17th century political movement, and what their legacy is in London and the rest of the UK.

One of the most famous Levellers was John Lilburne, and to celebrate the 400th anniversary of his birth, Bishopsgate Institute is hosting a conference in his honour today (14 March). Speakers include Martine Brant and Peter Flannery (writers of Channel 4's The Devil’s Whore), Katherine Clements (author of The Crimson Ribbon), Jeremy Corbyn MP, Tariq Ali (writer and broadcaster) and John Rees himself.

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