John Rees

John Rees


The Leveller Revolution

John Rees brings to life the men and women who ensured victory and became an inspiration to republicans of many nations. The Levellers became a political movement during the English Civil Wars (1642–1651), committed to popular sovereignty, wider suffrage, equality before the law and religious tolerance. They are central figures in the history of democracy and their story reasserts the revolutionary nature of the Civil War, and the role of ordinary people in this pivotal moment in history.

John Rees is an historian, broadcaster and campaigner. He is co-author of A People’s History of London and author of The Leveller Revolution and Timelines:A Political History of the Modern World, among other titles. He is a Visiting Research Fellow at Goldsmith’s, University of London and a National Officer of the Stop the War Coalition.


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