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Putney Debates St Marys church Putney

Plaque: Putney Debates


In this place Oliver Cromwell, the General Council of the Army and elected soldiers of the regiments, held the Putney Debates, the first recorded public discussion of democratic principles. 28 October : 9 November 1647.

Site: St Marys church Putney (4 memorials)

SW15, Church Square, St Marys Church

The Bridge plaque is on the far side of the wall beside the woman's head in our photo. The jubilee plaque is laid into the terrace between the road and the cross.

The Putney Debates plaque is inside the church, behind our camera, in the cafe area. And in the church we found a small but well-laid out exhibition (which has its own website) on the subject. 

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Putney Debates

Information Subjects commemorated

Putney Debates

The significance of this event is that it is one of, if not, the first record...

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New Model Army

Created by the Parliamentarians to oppose the King's forces.  It was a profes...

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Oliver Cromwell

Born Huntingdon, the great-grandson of Richard Cromwell who was Thomas Cromwe...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Putney Debates

Information Also at this site

Church Cross - Putney

{The plinth of the cross is in three sections, one providing a seat. Inscript...

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Putney - Diamond Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee, June 2012. Placed by the Putney Society

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Putney New Bridge

So the churchyard must have occupied the ground between the church and the ri...

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