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A group of political radicals during the Civil War and the interregnum. Its origins lie in discussions within the New Model Army concerning soldiers' individual rights. They promoted: law reform, religious toleration and free trade. They wanted the franchise extended, a written constitution and for the government to be answerable to the People rather than to the King or Parliament. They did not call themselves the Levellers, this was a term used by their opposition.

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Thomas Rainsborough

Thomas Rainsborough was buried in this churchyard on the 14th November 1648 a...

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